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Ko: Introduce New Ideas to Traditional Markets

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Post date:2018-06-07



In the morning of June 6, mayor Ko Wen-je presented awards to outstanding vendors during the 2018 Taipei Traditional Market Festival at the award ceremony.
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the festival, which attracted a total of 165 vendors to compete for 14 titles at the event. The assessment process took two months.
Noting that the competition this year is particularly fierce as it drew the most entries it ever had, Ko said the municipal government spares no efforts in giving new life into the city’s traditional markets for the past three and a half years.
While carrying out a makeover for the traditional establishments may be easy, implementing new ideas such as higher hygiene standards and e-commerce will be a challenge, noted the mayor. He has instructed Department of Economic Development to assist the city’s newly renovated markets with aspects including waste sorting, waste disposal, hygiene management and maintenance, and e-commerce.
The mayor said street food and markets rank among the top three most enticing elements for international tourists visiting the island. He is looking forward to seeing more improvements.