It's also raining inside the Taipei Tennis Center, which cost 2 billion NTD to build and that doesn't prevent the basement, parking lot and even the courts from being flooded. Many worry that the leaking and flooding may become an international embarrassment if the games coincide with a typhoon season.
The Formosa Cup ITF tennis tournament is a test event for the Taipei Summer Universiade. Players from all over the world gathered at the Taipei Tennis Center. However, due to the heavy rain of the past week, the indoor stadium actually started to leak which was an embarrassment to the international tournament.
==HSIEH WEI-CHOU Taipei City Councillor==
It's supposed to be an international event venue, but if it's leaking, the players may refuse to compete there, they could get injured, so I think we need to move quickly on this and tighten things up.
Rainwater was leaking from the indoor stadium roof, although it was not a heavy leak, this is an international-standard venue which cost nearly NT$2 billion. The underground parking lot has many water leaks and the ground is covered with water. Taipei City North District Project Office Dept. of Rapid Transport Systems said that repair has started immediately, and the venue will improve before the Summer Universiade starts.
==LIN HSUN-CHIEH Dep-Dir. Taipei City North Dist. Project Office, DORTS==
The gutter drainage is normal height, but when it comes to heavier rain, the water overflows to the joints, where the junctions are, so we found that we have to strengthen the junctions there.
The DORTS North Dist. Project Office said the completion of the venue is scheduled for after July. As this has been discovered now in the project inspection period, it will immediately report to the contractors so that they can remedy this before the Universiade officially starts.
TRANSLATED BY：CLARE LEAR
==北市捷運局北工處 北工處副處長 林勳杰==
記者 黃立偉 彭耀祖台北報導
INTERNATIONAL-STANDARD TENNIS VENUE LEAKING|耗資20億 世大運台北網球中心多處漏水
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