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Taipei's first green columbarium opens

Taipei's first green columbarium opens

Taipei, Jan. 8 (CNA) A green vault for the storage of funeral urns was officially opened on Yangmingshan in suburban Taipei on Sunday, offering a capacity of 50,000 spaces. The new columbarium became necessary after the two existing ones in the city ran out of space. At the opening ceremony, Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin said the facility will be free of charge or 50 percent discounted for the storage of the cremated remains of organ donors, aboriginals and people from low income households. The vault is a green building that is equipped with solar and wind power systems and a rainwater recycling system, according to the city's Department of Civil Affairs. (By Johnson Sun and Ann Chen)


Updated : 2021-01-20 18:39 GMT+08:00