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Mayor on Shezidao Project: Allowing Residents to Enjoy a Better Life Tomorrow

Mayor Ko Wen-je held a meeting with the residents and borough chiefs of Shezidao in the afternoon of January 31. He discussed topics ranging from urban planning to relocation policies to i-voting.
During the session, the mayor noted that no matter what mistakes were made in the past, we should seek to resolve the problem based on a foundation that already exists. He promises that the city government will demonstrate its sincerity in finding a solution to the issue, and will listen to what residents have to say.
If any residents of the neighborhood have any questions, they are invited to visit the project office every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon. There will be staff members at the site providing them with one-on-one consultation to answer questions.
Noting that he just returned from Japan the previous night, Ko stressed that his presence at the event shows how important the Shezidao project means to him. The fact that the issue remains unresolved after all these years across various administrations testifies to the complexity of the problem. However, the mayor says that he is determined to find a solution during his term, because if he cannot deal with this issue, there would hardly be any solution in the 50 years to come.
He reiterated that all terms will have to comply with laws and the principle of equality, so there will be no room for establishing a regulation that is applicable for the Shezidao issue alone. Furthermore, due to soil liquefaction issues, construction of four-to-five story buildings can be considered, but building high-risers is completely out of the question.
From the perspective of the city government, the objective of the development project is to provide a better life for residents tomorrow; it is not to make residents become millionaires overnight. There is no policy that can satisfy everyone, so the government will focus on the approach that benefits the majority of residents.