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CAA to investigate airline incident
An incident in which a Mandarin Airlines' plane arrived on the island of Kinmen missing a tire yesterday is not being regarded as an "aviation occurrence" and thereby will escape investigation by the Aviation Safety Council under the Executive Yuan and will be probed instead by the Civil Aeronautics Administration under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, an ASC official said yesterday.
The official said the incident caused no damage or injury, posed no risk of a crash and thereby falls under the jurisdiction of the CAA rather than the Aviation Safety Council, the official said.
Gloomy outlook
The majority of businesses in Taiwan hold a negative outlook for the economic situation in 2007, according to the results of a survey released yesterday by Yahoo! Taiwan.
The survey, which was conducted by 104 Job Bank for the portal, shows that 62.5 percent of businesses predict an economic slowdown or recession for next year.
To cope with the possible change in the economic situation, 70 percent of businesses are planning to switch their marketing channels from traditional media to the Internet, in the hope of making the most cost-efficient use of their marketing budget.
Entrepreneurial plans
Middle-age workers have expressed the highest interest in starting their own business, with the restaurant industry being the favorite among these workers, according to tallies released yesterday by the Council of Labor Affairs (?委會).
As of December 20, 1,300 workers - with women accounting for 53.43 percent and men accounting for 46.57 percent - had consulted the CLA about a program aimed at encouraging workers to open micro-sized businesses that require no more than NT$1 million in investment since the program was launched in June, the tallies show.
Approximately 60 percent of the workers who sought the consultation were in the 40-60 age group.
Anti-theft measure
The National Police Agency will implement a new measure January 1, 2007 requiring that every new motorcycle be stamped with an engine code before license plates are issued, in an effort to stem theft.
The new policy is part of an amendment to the regulations on road and traffic safety which was approved September 17 by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications after the policy was determined to be effective in a trial run begun by the NPA in March.


Updated : 2021-05-10 01:31 GMT+08:00