Taipei Dome's building contract to be altered: city spokesman
Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) The building contract of the Taipei Dome, a multi-use stadium under construction, will be altered through negotiations, Lin Ho-ming (林鶴明), a spokesman for the Taipei City government, said Wednesday.
Lin said that Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Chao Teng-hsiung ( 趙藤雄), chairman of the Farglory Dome, after an one-hour meeting at the city hall Wednesday night, agreed to change parts of the contract signed by Farglory and the city government under Ko's predecessor Hau Lung-bin （郝龍斌）.
Farglory Dome said in a statement issued after the meeting that the mayor promised to do its utmost to help the builder while Farglory promised to complete the stadium before the end of the year.
Regarding the technical issues, including the design of a underground passage linking the dome and the nearby Dr. Sun Yet-sen Memorial Hall and the relocation of street trees for that passage, they will be resolved through negotiations between the two parties, said the Farglory Dome.
The meeting was held after the mayor and Chao exchanged barbs in the media over Ko's proposal to change the design of the passage.
(By Wei Shu and Ku Chuan and Maubo Chang)