Mayors of New Taipei and Taipei Talk Collaboration |侯友宜率團訪柯文哲 兩人閉門談20分鐘


On the morning of March 11, New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi led a team to the Taipei City Government to meet with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je. The two mayors talked behind closed doors for 20 minutes. They addressed a number of topics, including inter-city collaborations, and they agreed on starting the road construction in northern Tamsui district after phase 2 of the environmental evaluation is completed. The environmental bureaus of the two cities will also hold discussions in hope to bring the prices of garbage bags to an equal level.


Excuse me, excuse me. I wore this suit just to welcome you here.

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je showed up in grey suit, a rare attire for him. He said the formality is part of an effort to welcome visiting New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi.

New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi last month backed out of a planned meeting with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je due to back injury. Despite speculations that the meeting might be canceled, Hou led a team to visit Ko on the morning of March 11. The two held a meeting behind closed doors for 20 minutes and reached agreements on a number of inter-city collaboration projects. Regarding the construction of the road in northern Tamsui District, Ko said he doesn't rule out the possibility of having Taipei City Government pay the cost in order to speed up the construction process.

We are not trying to pay the cost of construction on their behalf. However the cost is split between Taipei and New Taipei City, we'll proceed according to the plan.

Some have criticized that garbage bags cost more in New Taipei than in Taipei. Hou You-yi said that the two city governments have begun discussion on the matter and are looking to bring the prices to the same level as soon as on May 1.

The price of garbage bags is currently a bit higher in New Taipei. That's alright, the city government will pay for the difference. Starting May 1, garbage bags will cost the same across both cities.

The meeting has brought much attention to future collaborations between the two cities. Some among the media are also wondering if Ko will run for president in 2020. Ko kept a low profile and responded by saying he currently focuses on managing the tasks at hand.
 
 
 
 
「不好意思,不好意思,為了你要來,穿西裝耶,我特別穿西裝來。」
 
一席灰色西裝亮相,台北市長柯文哲說真的很少穿西裝,這麼隆重是為了迎接新北市長侯友宜。
 
原訂上個月召開"雙北論壇",新北市長侯友宜,因腰傷未出席,各界矚目的"柯侯"會破局。不過,侯友宜11號上午,再率團拜訪柯文哲,重啟"柯侯"會。兩人閉門會談20分鐘。針對雙北市府合作,有了初步共識,其中針對雙北交通工程,"淡水北側道路",柯文哲表示,為了加速工程進度,建設經費不排除由北市府出資。
 
台北市長 柯文哲表示:「這個不是幫他(新北市府)出錢,就是說工程費,反正由台北或新北的部分,按照工程計費,該怎麼出就怎麼出。」
 
另外針對,雙北隨袋徵收垃圾袋價格,新北市售價常被詬病,比台北市售價高,新北市長侯友宜表示,雙北市府已著手研議,最快五月一號,垃圾袋售價就會統一。
 
新北市長 侯友宜表示:「我們新北市差的差額,沒關係 我們新北市府出錢補貼,從五月一號就開始,新北市的垃圾袋就降價 跟台北市一樣。」
 
"柯侯會"重啟,雙北市政怎麼合作,受各界關注,不過部份媒體焦點,還是鎖定柯文哲2020總統大選參選意願,對此,他還是低調表示,輕鬆面對,做好市政最重要。

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