President Tsai Ing-wen (???) expressed concern over Taiwan's electricity supplies during a nationwide inspection Wednesday after Typhoon Megi swept across Taiwan a day earlier, leaving more than 3.8 million households without power.
Tsai also issued instructions that a mechanism should be mapped out in response to possible power outages caused by typhoons and other natural disasters.
Accompanied by Transportation Minister Ho chen Tan (???) and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (???), Tsai first visited Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and the city's Hsinwu District to learn about the resumption of power and air transport in the wake of the typhoon.
After being briefed about the aftermath of the typhoon, Tsai praised the airport management for its effective and efficient typhoon response efforts.
Tsai also visited several places to learn about power outages and power supply resumption.
She particularly thanked three workers from the state-owned Taiwan Power Co. who were injured while repairing power facilities during the typhoon.
In response, Cheng said that operations at the airport have resumed after numerous flights were canceled due to strong winds
and heavy rain brought by the typhoon.
Due to the impact of the typhoon, 341,847 households in Taoyuan had lost power and one-third of homes in the city were without power as of Tuesday night, according to Cheng.
About 56,380 households in the city still had no power as of Wednesday afternoon, Cheng added.
Tsai later visited an injured Taipower technician at a hospital in Miaoli County.
Tsai later paid inspection visits to Taipower substations in Fangyuan, Changhua County and in Qingshui, Taichung to cheer up Taipower workers hard at work repairing and restoring power supply to users.
As of Wednesday noon, 106,699 households in that county still lacked power.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel