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Civil servant lauded for making big savings for government

Civil servant lauded for making big savings for government

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) A civil servant has received high praise for saving the government as much as NT$730 million (US$22.45 million) for his part in the installation of a new motor vehicle management system. Chen Shou-chiang (???), director of the information management office under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications' Directorate General of Highways (DGH), has received two major merits for his outstanding contribution, the DGH said Tuesday. Chen, who has a master's degree in civil engineering, joined the DGH in 2010 after having served in the Council of Agriculture, the Water Resources Agency, the Taipei City Bureau of Reconstruction, later renamed the Taipei City Department of Economic Development. After joining the DGH's information management office, Chen was put in charge of launching the 3rd Generation Motor Vehicle and Driver Information System, which uses cloud technology to provide smart motor vehicle services. The establishment of the system was originally estimated to cost over NT$2.6 billion, but Chen completed the task for just NT$1.98 billion. The system, launched May 6 this year, manages information on over 21 million vehicles and 27 million driver's licenses. It provides various convenient and innovative services, such as allowing drivers to pay their fuel taxes and traffic tickets through a mobile app. (By Wang Shu-fen and Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-22 16:15 GMT+08:00