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City to Hold City Affairs Summer Camp

The press conference for the 2016 City Affairs Summer Camp took place at the Youth Development Office on June 2.

At the press conference, the representatives of students had a chance to ask city commissioners on issues ranging from electronic entrepreneurship to public housing to volunteering for the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei.

Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-ji remarked that the questions raised by the students indicated those that they are most concerned about. For example, the biggest challenge confronting the issue of public housing is not the execution of funding, but the inability to provide local communities with a clear picture. It is worth a try to tackle the issue from a different perspective, such as from the students’ point of view.

The first City Affairs Summer Camp was held last year, receiving widespread positive feedback from the public. Participants enjoyed the opportunity to accompany the mayor, deputy mayors, or Secretary-general on city businesses, thereby obtaining firsthand experience on the workings of city government.

This year’s summer camp is slated for July, targeting students from Taipei’s public and private middle schools, high schools, vocational schools, colleges, and universities – as well as mainland Chinese students enrolled at the aforementioned institutions.

The city government received a total of 164 applications by the deadline on May 13. The lists of students accepted will be posted on the Department of Education’s website on June 7.