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Outstanding Achievements

Taipei City Government Recognized for Pavement Maintenance Excellence for Consecutive Years

In May 2008 Taipei City Government assembled a task force for its “Road-smoothing Project” and spent the next six years on pavement renewal efforts, which involved a standard operating procedure (SOP) and a roadworks quality management system jointly introduced by the City’s Public Works Department (PWD) and the Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) to tackle pavement maintenance issues. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 such inter-agency collaboration impressively secured Taipei City the top spot in an annual nationwide ranking of local governments’ performance in downtown road maintenance and management, compiled by the Ministry of the Interior’s Construction and Planning Agency (CPA). In 2015, Taipei City went on to receive an Excellence status as part of that CPA ranking.

Taipei City Mayor, Ko Wen-je, who took office on December 25, 2014, instructed the July 1, 2015 establishment of Taipei City Road & Pipeline Information Center (RPIC), a joint office for the City’s pipeline authority and a subordinate body of PWD: the New Construction Office. Not only does the RPIC monitor utility wireline/pipeline installation sites 24 hours a day, 365 days a year using real-time imaging, but also solves problems associated with pavement open cuts through information and communication technology (ICT)-based, real-time online communication, carried out as a combination of integrated construction data and a scheduling platform powered by smart mobile solutions for managing pavement open-cut requests. The RPIC will incorporate relevant initiatives (e.g., tidying up aboveground cables) into a 3D blueprint for a “smart” city that is eco-friendly and safe.

Over the years, the New Construction Office has introduced innovative pavement maintenance practices, mapped out a plan to manage and maintain artificial slopes flanking downtown roads, experimented with asphalt fillers (used in cut-and-cover projects) and permeable paving techniques, and expanded partnerships to improve city roads under the “Taipei City Accreditation Program for Professionals Managing Pavement Open-Cuts and Wireline/Pipeline Installations.”

Taipei City Government has been recognized for pavement maintenance excellence for years on end.

Taipei City Government has been recognized for pavement maintenance excellence for years on end.


Group photo of Chen Wei-Zen, minister of the Ministry of the Interior, with representatives from other county and city governments

Group photo of Chen Wei-Zen, minister of the Ministry of the Interior, with representatives from other county and city governments

Dunhua S. Rd. (Sec.2) Renovation Project

Dunhua S. Rd. (Sec.2) Renovation Project

Renai Rd. (roundabout section) Renovation Project

Renai Rd. (roundabout section) Renovation Project