The Taipei City Government should complete construction of the new Kuanghua Market (
The new Kuanghua Market -- to be named Kuanghua Digital New Plaza (光華數位新天地) -- was constructed to accommodate more than 100 retailers from the old market, which was torn down last January.
While the city government scheduled to finish construction by the end of this year and open the plaza for business in March, it decided earlier this year to add 176 more retailers on the fourth and fifth floors, which is likely to delay the construction, DPP Taipei City Councilor Lee Ching-feng (
"Rushing to open the plaza will only turn the place into another Taipei Arena. We don't want the city government to hold another glorious opening ceremony only to find out a series of problems later on," Lee told a press conference at the Taipei City Council yesterday.
`rushing for ma'
Former DPP Taipei City councilor Tien Hsin (
"The city government should supervise the contractor to prevent the plaza from shutting down because of bribery or poor management as was the case with the Taipei Arena," he said.
"Rushing the construction for Ma would only take away the rights of all Taipei residents," he added.
In response, Wang San-chung (王三中), a division chief at Taipei City's Market Administration Office, denied setting the deadline for to help Ma's campaign and said the office would assess the quality of the construction before opening the facility.
The 32-year-old market, a hub for electronics, was torn down last year over safety concerns.
Retailers have been relocated to a temporary site until the new plaza is completed.