Quake Collapsed Taoyuan Badminton Court Ceiling 八德羽球館塌鑑定出爐 鄭:瑞助營造須負責

The ceiling of a badminton court in Taoyuan's Bade Civil Sports Center collapsed during the Sept. 18 earthquake. An investigation shows the reason for the disaster was the insufficient structural strength of the ceiling. According to the KMT, the city government was heavily involved in this project and should bear responsibility.


The ceiling of a badminton court in Taoyuan's Bade Civil Sports Center collapsed during the Sept. 18 earthquake. The images were so shocking that even CNN reported on this incident. Many foreigners ended up thinking the epicenter of the earthquake was Taoyuan. On Sept. 20, Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan attended a Taoyuan City Council interpellation. He said associations of architects, civil engineering technicians, and structural technicians all determined the ceiling lacked sufficient structural strength, resulting in the collapse.

Cheng Wen-tsan, Mayor, Taoyuan City: “The contractor was Reiju. There were flaws in the operations to suspend and affix the ceiling, resulting in insufficient tensile strength. Reiji is the one that needs to take responsibility.”

Cheng said he has asked the contractor for compensation and to assume responsibility in accordance with their contract. TPP mayoral candidate Lai Hsiang-ling, who inspected the damage twice, said the design of the swimming pool at Taoyuan Civic Sports Center is also flawed and repairs remain unfinished after 500 days.

Lai Hsiang-ling, Taoyuan City Mayoral Candidate (TPP): “Some parts of the badminton court were built during a previous magistrate's time in office, and nothing happened to them. Why is it that there are problems with so many things, whether it's a swimming pool or a stadium ceiling, during your time in office?”

The KMT pointed out that no buildings in Taoyuan collapsed during the 921 earthquake, so how did an earthquake with an intensity of 3 bring down an entire ceiling? It also said the city government selected the most favorable bid for the project, and there were seven representatives from the city government on the 11-member appraisal committee. 

Ling Tao, Taoyuan City Councilor Candidate: “The Taoyuan City Government was heavily involved and leading this project from the items and criteria to the bid selection process.”

Yang Chao-wei, Taoyuan City Councilor Candidate: “What if people weren't able to escape and there were casualties? Who would take responsibility then? Cheng Wen-tsan can't dismiss everything with a simple apology.”

The KMT said the ceiling collapse is just the tip of the iceberg. There are also issues with water accumulating at swimming pools in several civic sports centers. Meanwhile, a new building constructed to house the Civil Affairs Office of Yangmei at a cost of NT$800 million floats when it rains heavily. The KMT urged the city government to thoroughly inspect major construction projects.

 

 

 

桃園八德國民運動中心羽球館天花板崩塌引起一片譁然,甚至登上CNN新聞,讓外國人誤以為震央在桃園。市長鄭文燦20日在議會備詢證實,經建築師、土木技師及結構技師3大技師公會鑑定,確認天花板結構強度不足是坍塌主因。

桃園市長鄭文燦表示:「負責統包的瑞助營造,它的天花板的懸吊工程,固定的作業有瑕疵,因此造成拉力不足,瑞助營造必須負起責任。」

鄭文燦表示,已按照契約要求瑞助營造賠償,並負起後續相關責任。而兩度前往八德運動中心會勘的民眾黨桃園市長參選人賴香伶指出,不只八德,桃園運動中心游泳池設計不良,500多天了也還沒完成整修。

賴香伶說道:「羽球場館有一些我們去看,是之前的縣長任內蓋的也都沒有事,那為什麼到你任內,一下游泳池,一下體育場的天花板都會出事情。」

國民黨批評,921大地震桃園建築物零倒塌,一個震度3級地震卻讓羽球館天花板全面崩塌,也揭露工程標案一組廠商投標,採最有利標,11位評審委員裡,高達6成,有7位是市府代表,只有4位外聘委員。

桃園市議員參選人凌濤指出:「這個案子不管是從它的項目、標準跟決標的方式,全部都是由桃園市政府一手主導。」

桃園市議員參選人楊朝偉表示:「逃避不及而造成傷亡的話,這後果是誰來負責,不是鄭文燦一個道歉就能夠了事的。」

國民黨指出,天花板崩坍只是冰山一角,八德、桃園運動中心游泳池也有積水、花了8億蓋的楊梅區公所新建大樓,遇到強降雨竟然飄浮,呼籲桃園市政府針對重大工程徹底總體檢。
 

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