Taipei and New Taipei Jointly Hosting World Masters Games in 2025 雙北再合作 2025世界壯年運動會揭序幕

The Central Epidemic Command Center admitted that people inoculated with Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine may need to mix their vaccinations of foreign brands to be able to fly overseas. Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said this is expected. 
 


Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je and New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih together announced on Tues. the 16th that both city governments have officially begun planning for the World Masters Games in 2025. Taipei City and New Taipei City will jointly host the games with over 40,000 athletes from 110 countries and territories set to compete during a two-week period. In response to questions regarding the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) decision lately, to allow Medigen recipients preparing to travel overseas to be inoculated with foreign brands of vaccines to meet the COVID travel requirements of other countries, Ko said it was expected. Hou remained neutral.

Ko Wen-je, Taipei City Mayor: “Medigen was not able to receive EUA from the WHO, not to mention being officially approved for use by the WHO, which is even more difficult to achieve. EUA is just an emergency use authorization. You have to go by international standards. This is all expected to happen. Medigen recipients are like lab rats.”

Hou Yu-ih, New Taipei City Mayor: “It really is very inconvenient for citizens who received vaccines that have not been approved worldwide.”

On the other hand, Taipei City Mayor Ko, Keelung City Mayor Lin Yu-chang, and Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai have fired at each other back-and-forth over discussions on the construction of the Keelung MRT line. Ko and Wang would meet for talks again on the 26th. New Taipei City Mayor Hou also reminded the central government to not forget about the Xizhi-Donghu MRT Line that is currently being suspended in the construction plan.

Hou Yu-ih, New Taipei City Mayor: “I hope the central government would approve the Xizhi-Donghu Line soon so we can resume construction in New Taipei City at least. I think we have already come up with a solution and conclusion that everyone more or less agrees upon. New Taipei City will be responsible for its part.”

Ko Wen-je, Taipei City Mayor: “(Are you meeting with Minister Wang on the 26th) Yes, we will talk about the technical issues.”

Ko refrained from saying too much about the meeting with Wang. The planning of the Keelung MRT line which connects Taipei City to New Taipei to Keelung would be finalized soon after a few more meetings among the city mayors. 

 

 

雙北市長柯文哲和侯友宜再度合作,為2025雙北世界壯年運動會揭開序幕,將吸引110個國家、進4萬名參賽者到訪。面對國產高端疫苗還未獲得國際認可,指揮中心宣布,如果有出國需求,開放施打高端疫苗者混打,等於從接種兩劑變四劑,相對於侯友宜回答保守,柯文哲坦言,這是意料中的事。

台北市長柯文哲表示:「你拿不到WHO的EUA,更不要說拿到WHO認證,這更困難,EUA是緊急授權使用,還是有國際的標準,這本來就是意料中的事,(被當)工具還好,簡直是實驗的白老鼠。」
 

新北市長侯友宜表示:「如果沒有辦法得到國際的認可,其實對我們全國民眾來講,確實會帶來很多的不方便。」

北北基共同生活圈,基隆捷運引發柯文哲、基隆市長林右昌和交通部長王國材多次隔空交火,王柯兩人將在26日會面,而在基捷定案前,侯友宜先呼籲中央,先核定談了20年的捷運汐東線。

新北市長侯友宜表示:「我們汐東線希望中央快速核定,讓我們先啟動,(基捷)我們新北市這一端,其實我們大概都檢討出一個方向,沒有多大的意見,那我們會負起新北市該負的責任。」

當被問到26日要跟王部長見面,台北市長柯文哲回應:「對啊,先談專業題目。」

面對與王國材下週會面,柯文哲低調不願多談,基隆捷運橫跨北北基三縣市,主要路段在新北和基隆,王國材與北北基三位市長會面後,基捷路線可望定案。

 

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