TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said on Thursday that all central government agencies have pitched in to make the upcoming Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade a success, citing the instances of Ministry of Culture helping to upgrade the broadcasts of the Universiade opening and closing ceremonies to 4K resolution and Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) providing comprehensive WiFi service, according to Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇).
Hsu quoted the premier as saying that the central government has appropriated NT$7.4 billion (about US$250 million) for the Universiade.
Hsu said he had tested the WiFi service on a THSR train during an inspection trip to the southwestern city of Tainan with the premier, and found that the WiFi service was of good quality. He urged the public to try the service when riding on a THSR train.
The premier said that anti terrorism and maintaining security has been a very important aspect of the Universiade, and the Ministry of Interior will establish a central security command center on August 12, when the athletes' village opens, according to Hsu.