Taiwanese pedestrians should walk toward traffic: professor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Research by a Taiwanese professor is reinforcing the government's policy of encouraging pedestrians to face traffic while walking down the street. According to rese...

Taiwan to spend NT$6 billion in smart transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will invest NT$6 billion (US$197 million) in a five-year plan to implement smart transportation infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Comm...

New Thailand visa requires proof of finances

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — The Thailand Trade and Economic Office (Taipei) announced its new e-visa application and online payment system will be implemented from Saturday (Nov. 30) and applicants will n...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines passes test ahead of operating license

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – StarLux Airlines Co., Ltd. has passed a 50-hour flight test, allowing the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to pass on a request for an air operator’s certifica...

The first foreign company to win the Golden Safety Award in 30 years!

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has established the "Golden Safety Award" in 1989 to recognize the units and individuals who have contributed to the promotion of tra...

Taiwan joins US Coast Guard Qualship 21 program

Taiwan is officially part of the Qualship 21 program overseen by the U.S. Coast Guard, reflecting global recognition of efforts by the local commercial fleet in promoting safe, secure and environmenta...

Michelin Guide 2020 to include eateries in Taipei, Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2020 Taiwan edition of the Michelin Guide will include restaurants in both Taipei and Taichung, the second municipality of Taiwan to be featured in the gourmet guidebo...

Taiwan east coast road wins landscape architects award in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Hualien County section of the No.9 highway won an excellence award from the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Asia-Pacific region, reports said S...

Taiwan expects 11.8 million visitors in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of tourists visiting Taiwan this year should reach 11.8 million, a rise of 7 percent compared to the previous year, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) ...

Collapsed Taiwan bridge to be rebuilt within 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bridge in Yilan County’s Nanfang’ao which collapsed last October 1, killing six migrant workers, will be rebuilt within three years, reports said Wednesday...

20 'victory' license plates to be auctioned this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications announced on Monday (Nov. 4) that 150 "victory" license plates wit...

Hungarian guests enjoy Taiwan Presidential Office stay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Robert Reveszm of the Hungarian tourism news site Turizmus and his wife, Lea Kenesei, became the third group of guests to participate in "Spend a Night @ Taiwan's...

Taiwan to invest NT$6 billion in 5G infrastructure: minister

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will invest NT$6 billion (US$200 million) in a five-year smart transportation action plan from 2021 covering the roll out of 5G wireless infras...

Taiwan government official puts Han Kuo-yu in his place

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A high-ranking Ministry of Transportation and Communications official delivered a stinging rebuke on Monday (Oct. 28) to KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who recently comme...

1st section of Taipei MRT Circular Line set to operate by year-end

The first section of the Circular Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit systems is scheduled to start operations by the end of this year, the Department of Transit Systems of New Taipei City said Fr...