Central, local governments join forces on quake recovery

  • Date: 2018-02-11
  • Source: Department of Information Services, Executive Yuan

Minister without Portfolio Chen Mei-ling, as convener of the task force overseeing disaster relief and reconstruction in the wake of last week’s deadly earthquake in Hualien County, announced Sunday that with the initial phase of search and rescue operations at an end, the Executive Yuan will now rely on the task force to spearhead comprehensive post-quake recovery and reconstruction efforts.

The Executive Yuan and the Hualien County Government will carry out this work hand in hand as a unified entity, with the central government to fully respect and support all approaches and recommendations put forward by the local government, so that the residents of Hualien can quickly return to regular routines, and businesses and the local economy can continue to develop and grow.