Sun, May 12, 2013 - Page 3 News List

Public-sector staff costs on the rise

PUBLIC SERVANTS:An official report showed a large rise in government staffing costs in a number of regions due to administrative changes, hiring and promotions

By Lin Shu-hui, Tang Tsai-hsin and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

By contrast, Taipei City and Kaohsiung had already been special municipalities prior to 2010, and New Taipei City had been deemed a special municipality in all but name prior to its official elevation in status, Huang added.

The nation has five special municipalities: New Taipei City (formerly Taipei county); Greater Taichung (the merged Taichung county and city); Greater Tainan (Tainan county and city); Greater Kaohsiung (Kaohsiung county and city); and Taipei City.

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