Representative of Singapore office visits Tainan City mayor for future cooperation
The representative of Singapore Trade Office in Taipei, Mr. Yip Wei Kiat (葉偉傑) and the trade director, Lin Shih-Hui (林詩慧), recently visited Tainan City Mayor, Huang Wei-Che (黃偉哲), Director of Department of Information and International Relations, Su En-en (蘇恩恩), and Chief Secretary of the Agriculture Bureau, Wu Weida (吳威達) to discuss disease control experiences and further cooperation on high-tech industry, agricultural marketing, tourism, and cultures. Mayor Huang offered his warm welcome to Representative Yip and expected Taiwan-Singapore relationship to go deeper under the representative's guidance.
Tainan is one of the main masks suppliers in Taiwan. Since Taiwan's ban on mask exports was lifted in June, it's believed that more and more demands will soon come from the international community, Mayor Huang stated. He also expressed his hope that the government could provide medical supplies and health care products for the world. Taiwan and Singapore have similar weather, easily impacted by dengue fever. Hence, experiences of both sides will help improve disease prevention measures and policies.
Dengue fever is always a great challenge for Singapore to tackle. Hence, Singapore is willing to share disease control experiences with Taiwan. Due to the Covid-19, there are many Singaporean industries and supply chains have been greatly impacted. Fortunately, through bilateral sharing and exchanges, Singapore has imported a number of agricultural products that were mostly from Tainan, Representative Yip pointed out.
Mr. Yip Wei Kiat took his office in this February and officially visited Tainan City for the very first time. The visit includes the Southern Taiwan Science Park, Tainan Art Museum, and Hayashi Department Store.
Source: Tainan City Government