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2018-05-14 09:00
Minister unveils plaque of National Housing and Urban Renewal Preparatory Office opening soon
The Ministry of the Interior unveiled the plaque of the Preparatory Office of the “National Housing and Urban Renewal Center” on March 7, 2018. In his address at the opening ceremony, Minister of Interior Yeh Chun-Jung mentioned that the National Housing and Urban Renewal Center will play the role of coordination and planning and integrating the resources of the private and public sectors. Closer cooperation among the government, private enterprises, NGOs and non-profit organizations is expected to improve urban renewal and social housing. The National Housing and Urban Renewal Center will start operations in mid-2018. After the unveiling of the plaque of the preparatory office, the the establishment of the center will be carried out with the greatest expediency.
Minister of Interior (center) unveiling the plaque of the preparatory office of the “National Housing and Urban Renewal Center” Minister of Interior (center) unveiling the plaque of the preparatory office of the “National Housing and Urban Renewal Center”

The President announced the “National Housing and Urban Renewal Center Establishment Act” on February 14, 2018, which reflected here determination in pursuing the policy of social housing and urban renewal, said Yeh Chun-Jung. The center features not only the flexibility of an administrative group but is also performance-oriented. It performs the function of supervision in the 5 major areas of administration, legislation, budgeting, auditing, and public consultation for assuring the professional standing and transparency of operation of the center. The center is expected to handle more urban renewal projects for charity purposes and for the public orchestrated by the government. The immediate task of the center after its establishment is the swift transformation of the athlete villages of the Universiade into social housing.

According to the Ministry of the InteriorAccording to the Ministry of the Interior, the preparatory office, whose plaque was unveiled today, will perform Yeh Chun-Jung the function of related preparatory works, including the allocation of human resources, design of the office facility, report on the installation plan, institution of related rules and regulations. It also maps out the development objective and plan, the operation plan in 2018 and the budget, the employment of the chairman, directors and supervisors. It also administers the design of urban renewal plans (including locations A and B of the children welfare center of Xinyi District, Taipei, the Fuzhou commercial area in Banqiao, New Taipei, the Veteran Affairs Industrial Zone of in Xindian, and the site at the south side of Jian Gong High School in Hsinchu City, a total of 5 projects), the operation management of the athlete village of the Universiade at Linkou for transformation into social housing (3,408 premises), the invitation for LOGO design of the center. These will be necessary for the successful launch of the center in the future and for its smooth and stable operation.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, the operation of the center includes: 1. Management of social housing under trust (the social housing at the original site of the athlete village of Universiade); 2. Publicity for urban renewal coordinated by the government (including integration and investment, the execution of project, evaluation and selection of the executors under trust and management of contractual performance); 3. Management and operation of social housing and property from urban renewal; 4. Education and training, research and planning; and 5. Assistance in the integration of the private sector and renewal.

The plaque unveiling ceremony of the preparatory office of the National Housing and Urban Renewal CenterThe plaque unveiling ceremony of the preparatory office of the National Housing and Urban Renewal Center. Minister of Interior Yeh Chun-Jung (front row, center) and the Political Deputy Minister of Interior Hua Ching-chun (front row, second from left) and Acting Director-General Wu Hsin-Hsiu of the Construction and Planning Agency (front row, second from right)
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