Fri, Jun 12, 2009 - Page 4 News List

Control Yuan slams Taipei County and CCA over Losheng

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  STAFF REPORTER

The Control Yuan yesterday issued “corrective measures” against the Taipei County Government and the Council of Cultural Affairs (CCA) over their preservation policies for Losheng Sanatorium (樂生療養院).

The Taipei County Government and the CCA were charged by the Control Yuan with neglect of cultural heritage and lacking effective measures to preserve Losheng.

The Control Yuan said the county government had for years delayed completion of a review that could have designated the sanatorium as a historical site, in spite of numerous requests by groups and cultural experts.

The council was found to have failed to urge the county to adopt effective measures to preserve the site.

Located in Sinjhuang City (新莊), Losheng was built during the Japanese colonial period.

A large part of the sanatorium’s grounds are being demolished to make way for a Mass Rapid Transit maintenance depot.

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