President Tsai Ing-wen attended the public memorial ceremony held for the victims of the Chengzhongcheng Building fire. President Tsai did not speak during the whole process, while Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chi-mai gave more details about the victims' compensation and donation plans.
President Tsai Ing-wen put her hands together devoutly when she entered the venue. There was a joint public memorial for the victims of the Chengzhongcheng Building fire on the 22nd. President Tsai made a special trip down south to pay her respects but did not speak during the whole process.
Chen Chi-mai, Kaohsiung Mayor："We will start the entire process of resettlement and reconstruction after our public service today."
The service was solemn. Mayor Chen Chi-mai attended the entire service. He said that after the victims' funerals are completed, subsequent household resettlement and donation plans will be launched. There are three new immigrants on the victims' list, and the city government said their families will also be assisted in dealing with the funeral.
Tung Chien-hung, Director-General, Information Bureau, Kaohsiung City："(Assisting family members) one-on-one. Kaohsiung City Government will provide full assistance for their airline tickets and accommodation."
According to the city government's statistics, as of the 21st, 22 people have been hospitalized. The city government will provide one-to-one care regardless of the victim's status. The Executive Yuan announced on the 21st evening all government entities and schools across the country, including the Presidential Palace and the Legislative Yuan, will lower their flag to half-mast for one day to mourn the 46 victims who unfortunately died.