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Ko: Taipei Akihabara to See Progress in 2015

Mayor Ko Wen-je attended an event to mark the traditional Work Resumption Day on the Lunar Year calendar at Guanghua Digital Plaza on February 23. He joined Guanghua Digital Plaza Development Association representatives in giving away ‘fortune money’ to wish everyone a prosperous year.

The event was held with great fanfare, featuring drum performances, lion dances, and blessing masked dances. On top of that, the organizer also invited anime characters from Pili Glove Puppetry to stage a show in celebration of the Year of the Goat.

Concerned about the development of Taipei Akihabara--which will incorporate Guanghua Digital Plaza and Taipei Information Park--Ko noted that the city government will publish the blueprint for the project within two weeks after the Lunar New Year Holiday.

The City will seek to integrate nearby commercial districts with the IT Park, unlocking the potential of Taipei as a hub on the island for the development of information technology and animation related products.

The mayor added that funds have been secured to push ahead with the project. He has instructed Department of Economic Development and Department of Finance to look into the details and promised significant progress to be made in the coming year.