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Mayor Attends Groundbreaking for Nangang Xiaowan Public Housing

Mayor Attends Groundbreaking for Nangang Xiaowan Public HousingMayor Ko Wen-je attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Xiaowan Public Housing project in Nangang District on March 8.
During his address, the mayor reiterated the four goals of the city’s public housing policy: housing justice, urban aesthetics, development of smart city industry, and introduction of new social modes. The site’s countrified ambience, courtyard with old trees, and public spaces shared with neighboring communities are expected to create an ecosystem of its own, added the mayor.
Xiaowan Public Housing is slated for completion in June 2020, with construction cost totaling NT$ 1.222 billion. The apartment buildings will have three levels underground and ten above ground, providing 314 housing units. Noting that the project has been conceived, designed, and executed during his tenure, Ko pointed out that it only took four months to reach groundbreaking after the commissioning stage last November.
According to the mayor, by achieving housing justice, individuals who may otherwise find living in the city unaffordable will be able to rent quality housing at affordable prices. By thinking urban aesthetics, new public housing projects will create aesthetic values to the city while keeping the old cultures.
The mayor hopes the city’s public housing projects can help boost the smart architecture industry in Taiwan by incorporating intelligent technologies in the apartments. He added that these new buildings are designed to include multiple facilities and public spaces, such as activity centers, shops, and nurseries, to meet different local needs.