Transport minister to step down on April 20: Cabinet

04/15/2021 01:55 PM
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Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung. CNA file photo
Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung. CNA file photo

Taipei, April 15 (CNA) Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has approved the resignation of Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) after a deadly train crash in eastern Taiwan earlier this month, the Cabinet spokesman said Thursday.

Lo Ping-cheng (羅秉成) said in a weekly press briefing that Lin's resignation, tendered on April 4, will take effect on April 20.

Lo gave no indication as to who will take over Lin's position.

A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) Taroko express train crashed in Hualien on April 2, killing 49 people and injuring about 200, leading to harsh public criticism and demands for a TRA overhaul.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)

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