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No change in plan to demolish illegal structures: New Taipei mayor

No change in plan to demolish illegal structures: New Taipei mayor

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (???) said Friday the government will stick to its plan to demolish illegal structures in the city to protect the safety of its citizens. "We will follow our principles and will not change our position," Chu said. Chu made the remarks in response to media reports that a 53-year-old man from the city's Yonghe District committed suicide Wednesday because the city government has decided to tear down the illegal additions to a residential building he owns. The building originally consisted of only two stories, but the man illegally added four more stories to it in 2002, according to the reports. The city government has stepped up its efforts to remove such illegal structures after a residential building with five illegally added floors in Hsinchu City caught fire on Dec. 19 and left two people dead. (By Justin Su and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-17 14:36 GMT+08:00