Tsai calls for promotion of major government policies

President Tsai Ing-wen is calling on lawmakers from her party � the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to promote the government's major policies. She made the call on Monday during a lunch with 16 DPP lawmakers.

The legislature, though not in session now, is planning to hold three extraordinary sessions this summer to speed up the passage of two bills. One is related to pension reform, the other is for a gigantic infrastructure project that will cost NT$890 billion (US$29.6 billion) over eight years.

Presidential Office Spokesperson Alex Huang relayed the president's message. The president thinks a speedy review of the important bills concerning pension reform and the infrastructure project is crucial to the nation's reforms in the next stage and overall economic restructuring," Huang said. "The damage from heavy rain in recent days has underlined the importance of water management.

DPP lawmakers say that during the lunch, President Tsai hailed the infrastructure project as a major development which would have a long-term impact on Taiwan.

Source: Radio Taiwan International