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Outstanding quality: The New Construction Office, Public Works Department, Taipei City Government won the Taipei City Distinguished Public Construction Award with 3 construction projects

The three projects that the New Construction Office of the Public Works Department were responsible for, “The Improvement of the Surrounding Road of Beimen, Zhongxiao West Road, Zhongzheng District,” “Linkou Public Housing 2017 and the New Construction of the Athletes’ Village for the Universiade – Tender 1,” and “2017 Taipei Universiade Stadium Refurbishment Project – Taipei Municipal Stadium (including warm-up field) and University of Taipei (Tianmu) Shih-Hsin Hall”, won the honor of “2018 Taipei City Distinguished Public Construction Award.”

“The Improvement of the Surrounding Road of Beimen, Zhongxiao West Road, Zhongzheng District” was an improvement of the surface road at Zhongxiao West Road (Huanhe North and South Road-Zhongshan North and South Road) after the removal of the Zhongxiao Bridge. It regulated the interlocking and complicated vehicle routes to make them straight and smooth. Lessening traffic conflicts, it promotes driving safety to construct a friendly city center on the basis of a human-oriented public environment and expands the Beimen Square and pedestrian space. By doing so, the pedestrians’ routes will become straight and convenient, connecting them to historical monuments and MRT stations. It enhances the comfort and safety of walking through the area. With the renewal the broadening of the sidewalks and improvement of the complicated current conditions of the driving routes, it allows people to understand the Taipei City Government’s dedication to public construction. Making good neighbors, it narrows down the gap between the government and the people.

The “Linkou Public Housing 2017 and the New Construction of the Athletes’ Village for the Universiade – Tender 1” was a turnkey project for the new construction of the athletes’ village. It was an important joint effort by the central government, New Taipei City and Taipei City. During the Universiade the athletes’ village was the center, and was where food, clothing, housing, transportation, education, and entertainment were provided to the delegates from different countries. It was the key to the success of this international event. On this occasion, Taiwan earned high acclaim in sponsoring this international competition and Taipei City won praises from the local and international athletes and media. After the games, the athletes’ village will be open for rental to families who do not own property in an effort to improve the housing problem in Taipei.

The “2017 Taipei Universiade Stadiums Refurbishment Project – Taipei Municipal Stadium (including the warm-up field) and University of Taipei (Tianmu) Shih-Hsin Hall” was a venue for the opening ceremony, closing ceremony, track and field events, and diving in the Universiade. The interfaces were numerous, and the construction was complicated. Nevertheless, by joining forces with local and international experts, associations, designers, inspectors, manufacturers, and sponsors, and after repeated discussions, integrations, and scheduling, it was completed on time in a short construction window. It was certified as Grade 1 by the IAAF. In the end, the Universiade went off without a hitch.