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TRTC Holds Exchange Banquet, Welcomes Kids from Hualian and Eastern Taiwan

Students from Hualien and Taitung counties at TCAPOn August 19, Mayor Ko Wen-je and his wife Chen Pei-chi attended the dinner banquet organized by the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) to welcome a group of students from Hualian and Taitung counties. The young visitors are participating in a 3-day, 2-night tour focusing on Taipei’s MRT system.
The children hail from Guangfu and Ruibei elementary schools in Hualien County, as well as from Danan, Lijia, and Binlang elementary schools in Taitung County. The tour lasts from August 18 through 20.
During the banquet, the mayor praised the public welfare event organized by TRTC. He even offered extra gifts to the students: teams from the five schools who come to Taipei for any competition can stay at the TRTC Beitou Resort once a year, and can enjoy free rides on the MRT during the competition period.
With this year being the first year of MRT Charity Initiatives, the company selected outstanding indigenous workers from its 6000-member staff list to take part in a give-back-to-the-alma-mater campaign. The participants had a chance to visit five elementary schools in July, and now their underclassmen are visiting Taipei – with TRTC serving as the host.
One of the key events on this trip is stopping at the MRT train depot and maintenance center. The young kids watched with joy and excitement from inside the cabinet as the train carriage slowly undergo the cleaning process at the train wash. The boys and girls also have a chance to visit the operations center, guided by the big brothers and big sisters from TRTC.
In addition, the students visited Taipei landmarks such as the Beitou Resort, Taipei Railway Station, Maokong Gondola, and Taipei Children’s Amusement Park (TCAP).
To celebrate the first year of TRTC’s public welfare initiative, the company is offering a special deal to students from Hualian and Taitung counties between July 15 and August 31. Elementary school kids or younger from the aforementioned region can produce their ID document or NHI Card to exchange for a free ride on the Maokong Gondola and a TCAP discount coupon.