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Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung oversees the paving project of Taoyuan Airport’s north runway and encourages crew to fulfill the task as scheduled while maintaining optimal work quality

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Minister Lin Chia-lung of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications oversees the airside construction of Taoyuan Airport, thanking the airport engineering team for their hard work and requesting them remain fully committed to completing the project.

Minister Lin Chia-lung of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications oversees the airside construction of Taoyuan Airport, thanking the airport engineering team for their hard work and requesting them remain fully committed to completing the project.

Minister Lin participates in removing the central line lights of the airport runway.

Minister Lin participates in removing the central line lights of the airport runway.

The runway center line lights that were removed first today will be reinstalled after the runway paving operation is completed.

The runway center line lights that were removed first today will be reinstalled after the runway paving operation is completed.

Minister Lin (middle) and President & CEO Lin Hsiang-sheng of TIAC (3rd from left) and the engineering team made the V and OK gestures (representing 23R) at the head of the north runway, hoping that the north runway reconstruction project will be successfully completed.

Minister Lin (middle) and President & CEO Lin Hsiang-sheng of TIAC (3rd from left) and the engineering team made the V and OK gestures (representing 23R) at the head of the north runway, hoping that the north runway reconstruction project will be successfully completed.

Lin Hsiang-sheng, President & CEO of TIAC, Lin Chia-lung, Minister of Transportation and Communications, Li Shun-min, President of CECI Engineering Consultants, and Chen Ji-hui, Chairman of Chien Chung Construction (from left to right) jointly removed the runway centerline lights.

Lin Hsiang-sheng, President & CEO of TIAC, Lin Chia-lung, Minister of Transportation and Communications, Li Shun-min, President of CECI Engineering Consultants, and Chen Ji-hui, Chairman of Chien Chung Construction (from left to right) jointly removed the runway centerline lights.

Minister Lin Chia-lung of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications oversees the airside construction of Taoyuan Airport, thanking the airport engineering team for their hard work and requesting them remain fully committed to completing the project.
Minister Lin participates in removing the central line lights of the airport runway.
The runway center line lights that were removed first today will be reinstalled after the runway paving operation is completed.
Minister Lin (middle) and President & CEO Lin Hsiang-sheng of TIAC (3rd from left) and the engineering team made the V and OK gestures (representing 23R) at the head of the north runway, hoping that the north runway reconstruction project will be successfully completed.
Lin Hsiang-sheng, President & CEO of TIAC, Lin Chia-lung, Minister of Transportation and Communications, Li Shun-min, President of CECI Engineering Consultants, and Chen Ji-hui, Chairman of Chien Chung Construction (from left to right) jointly removed the runway centerline lights.

Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the frequency of international air transport flights has been greatly reduced. In light of this circumstance, Taoyuan International Airport has with foresight commenced the paving project for the north runway. Minister Lin Chia-lung of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications personally visited today (4th) the airside of Taoyuan Airport to inspect the construction conditions and encourage the airport project crew for their dedications and ask them to be committed to completing the project.

Minister Lin Chia-lung, accompanied by TIAC President & CEO Lin Hsiang-sheng and the engineering team, went to the site of the north runway that was closed down on May 28. In addition to listening to the project briefing, he also asked to hear the details of the runway paving project and inspected ongoing work on the airside of the airport, including the construction status of various taxiways and aprons.

Minister Lin affirmed that TIAC has been providing high-quality services for domestic and foreign passengers with a rigorous and responsible approach for a long time. Under the impact of this epidemic, it was able to deploy various contingency operations in advance. For example, if the airport were under normal operating conditions, paving projects can only be carried out via night construction to reduce the impact on airport operations. Although the epidemic has severely affected air transportation, Minister Lin has requested TIAC to turn the crisis as an opportunity and to take the chance to complete various improvement projects, thereby providing better and safer flight services to aircrafts and passengers after the epidemic is over.

The north runway of Taoyuan Airport has been in use for nearly 5 years since it became operational in 2015. Due to heavy traffic, although TIAC is diligent in daily inspections and maintenance, taxiway surfaces, like highways, require regular maintenance and paving. TIAC had originally made plans to close the runway for renovation after the spike in traffic during the Lunar New Year holidays, however, taking into account the recent international epidemic and the ensuing vast reduction in transportation volume, design and engineering contracting operations have been accelerated to take advantage of this unexpected period of hiatus. Closure of the runway and construction will begin as early as May 28 with works to be completed by the end of August.

The north runway has a total length of 3,660 meters and a construction area of 297,000 square meters. More than 1,300 centerline lights, side lights and head end lights that were originally buried on the road surface must be removed first. The road surface shall then be removed and paved with stone mortar asphalt concrete (SMA) back to the design height, after which lamps on various road surfaces will be installed and tested. After completing the marking and other work items, the runway will again open for use. TIAC will continue to monitor transportation volume and make every effort to complete the north runway reconstruction project.

Media contact:

Sun Hong-bin, Engineering Department

+886-3-273-3222

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