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Leaders of Taipei, Yilan Talk City-County Cooperation

The first forum on the collaboration between Taipei City Government and Yilan County Government took place at city hall on October 14. The event was co-hosted by Taipei City Deputy Mayor Lin Chin-rong and Deputy Magistrate of Yilan County Wu Tse-cheng.
On the issue of railway connection between the two municipalities, the two sides agreed on the necessity of a Taipei-Yilan line which meets the requirements set by environmental regulations. The organizers plan to invite the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Railway Reconstruction Bureau, New Taipei City Government, and other involved agencies under the central government for further discussions.
To further encourage the public to utilize public transportation for traveling between the two municipalities, the two sides agreed to establish two more terminals to serve as basis for inter-municipality coach services. Taipei City plans to expand the number of boarding gates at both Nangang Bus Station and Yuanshan Bus Station to accommodate the additional coach operators.
Taipei City also proposed the readjustment of public bus services during weekends and holidays, reallocating buses from city bus lines to support services running between the two municipalities to reduce traffic congestion on Freeway No. 5.
Finally, the two municipalities finalized plans for the “spirit relocation” ritual of Chiang Wei-shui, which will take place on October 17. The ceremony will be attended by both Mayor Ko Wen-je and Yilan County Magistrate Lin Tsung-hsien.