Sketch of Public Policy Communion, April 2018
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The April Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2018 was held on April 15, 2018. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "Under the impact of the climate change, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, Famine, Pestilence, AntiChrist, follow close on another. I hereby remind everyone to observe changes around yourselves more often, and deal with a variety of issues with knowledge. In addition, we expect to enable Archilife Headquarter this year. Besides the original wormhole, we will open a new experiment field, "White hole", to allow people who have the feeling in the virtual situation to be able to define the space. This month, the event of "Archilife Riddle Guessing" will be once again, the question is, "Which month will the highest temperature this year in Taipei City be and exactly how many degrees will it be?", in order for Archilife members to be constantly aware of the climate, and to remind everyone to predict boldly and to verify carefully."
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Mr. Yang Cheng-fan, presented a speech on the "Consolidation planning of medical treatment and long-term care". The speaker first talked about the issue of the surplus and deficit of income and expenses for health insurance with increasing gradually these years. Thus, capital will be used in the long-term system and to correct the unfair phenomenon which medical personnel have encountered. Taiwan will face an aging society, so it is necessary to promote long-term insurance. Anything about medical treatment belongs to health insurance, and anything about care belongs to long-term insurance. Long-term insurance whose financial scale is originally estimated as one hundred and ten billion dollars; however, it is only five billion. Besides, the demand of the manpower is an issue as well. Finally, the speaker said that the counts of health insurance will be showed on payments in the future, and it is unavoidable for decline of point value. This year will be a key one.
Next, Mr. Wu Gan-li, spoke on "The planning and design mode of constructing an oriented development of ecological public transit to facilitate the sustainable development on emerging insular areas: Taking Kinmen for example". The speaker first mentioned the current phenomenon of urban sprawl in Kinmen, and how to keep sustainable development mode combining with mass transit system is an important topic. Considering the urban scale and traffic volume in Kinmen, it is a priority to construct a system of light rail and BRT, which can achieve a circular economy, emphasize local features. The speaker said that a set of proper traffic system not only guides the development of the whole urban structure but also increases the value of the land, introduces population, and facilitates the living area of sustainable low carbon. Mr. Wu Gan-li expected Kinmen would become an island with sustainable ecology by promoting the plan.
Next, Ms. Chang Kuei-feng, spoke on "Emerging of the city and country style-industry vs. construction: Building Pingtung's multiplex strength". The speaker first mentioned in order to serve community who live among small lanes where buses have a hard time going and to cope with population aging, Pingtung County Government has planned a Taxi Bus to cooperate with the long-term policy of the county government. Each bus stop is combined long-term caring locations in community to allow the public to enjoy the sweet and convenient service. The speaker then said that the front area of Pingtung Main Station will be designed as "Stars Square of Kavulungan", which will contain features with recreation and the space of art exhibition to show a new style with humanity and art, after the overhaul of Pingtung Main Station. Finally, the speaker said the government will keep making efforts on the prospective planning, "Heart Movement of Killing Snake River", in the future and expects to share the achievement with everyone.
After the speech, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying presented a gift to the speakers on behalf of the foundation. Then, attendees expressed and exchanged their opinions and views during the piggy hour. The April Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.