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Mayor Visits Hsinchu and Taoyuan, Discusses Universiade Preparations

To discuss the details on preparations for the upcoming 2017 Universiade, Mayor Ko Wen-je visited Hsinchu City Government, Hsinchu County Government, and Taoyuan City Government on March 16.
According to Ko, the event will span 22 categories of sports competition across 80 venues. Taipei City alone is not enough to handle all the games. He pointed out that the 2017 Universiade is not only Taipei’s Universiade, but also Taiwan’s Universiade. He hopes to see the municipalities collaborate and make this event a success.
Hsinchu County Magistrate promised to provide assistance in venue and conducting the competitions in water polo, basketball, and soccer. Existing swimming pools and stadiums meet standards for holding international standards. The county will do its best to follow the city government’s schedule by completing the facilities by November 15, 2016.
During his meeting with Hsinchu City Mayor Lin Chih-chien, Ko joked that as someone from Hsinchu, it’s easier for him to ask a favor from his home town. Taipei City Government has requested Hsinchu City Government to help refurbish the venue for basketball games with a budget around NT$27 million. The city government will also work with Hsinchu City Government on city promotions.
Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan praised the administrative team of Taipei City for its effectiveness in communications. The two cities completed their talks in 3 minutes, with Taoyuan City Government making the Domed Stadium available as both the practice ground and venue of the Taekwondo competition. With the Airport MRT slated for December this year, the mass transit system will also adjust its operation schedule to accommodate the games.
Ko pointed out that Taipei City provides the most funding and venues for the 2017 Taipei Universiade. New Taipei City claims second place with its contribution of NT$390 million, followed by Hsinchu County with NT$280 million. Taoyuan City and Hsinchu City also provided NT$55 million and NT$27 million, respectively.