A total of 71 information booths will be set up at locations throughout Taipei City for the upcoming Summer Universiade, the largest international sporting event ever staged in Taiwan, the city government announced July 9.
The booths will provide information such as event schedules, directions to venues and ticket availability. They will also host interactive games, where visitors can win prizes while learning more about the global sporting event.
According to the city government, the information booths will be set up in high-traffic areas including 29 metro stations as well as Nangang and Songshan railway stations. The 71 locations will be assisted by the city's 12 district offices as well as borough chiefs and civic groups such as the Tzu Chi Foundation and Taiwan Rotary Clubs Association, bringing together over 2,000 volunteers.
From July 15 to Aug. 12, the booths will operate on weekends from 9 a.m. to noon and 2-6 p.m. They will provide services all week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the Aug. 19-30 games.
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said these information booths will work as platforms to promote the games. He added that they will also demonstrate the city's commitment to hosting a truly world-class sporting event.
Also known as the World University Games, the Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival staged every two years in a different city worldwide. The 29th edition of the games in Taipei involves 7,700-plus student athletes from 153 countries contesting 21 sports at 38 competition venues in Taipei, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, New Taipei and Taoyuan cities.
Source: Taiwan Today