1. More than 80％ of institutions and personnel have signed contracts pertaining to the quasi-public daycare policy
（1） Quasi-public daycare services, organized by the Executive Yuan, were officially launched on August 1. Currently, the Bureau of Social Affairs has signed contracts with 55 daycare centers and 1,035 nannies, respectively accounting for 86％ and 81％ of all related institutions/personnel in Tainan, offering citizens quality childcare. I would like to thank Director-General Liu and the Bureau of Social Affairs for their excellent work, and daycare centers and nannies for their cooperation. This marks a great step forward toward creating a comprehensive daycare environment.
（2） Children are the future of the nation. Other than ensuring that children can grow and flourish in a safe and sufficient environment, the Tainan City Government also strives to encourage families to have children. Thus, we have conformed to all relevant policies proposed by the Executive Yuan. For example, families with children younger than two who hire daycare services or a nanny are eligible to an NT $6,000 subsidy per month. Currently, there are 3,950 openings for this subsidy, and more are expected as the number of contracted daycare centers and nannies increase. This subsidy greatly reduces parents’ financial burdens while offering children comprehensive care. We anticipate that this excellent policy will increase people’s willingness to have and raise children, thereby reducing the impact caused by the low birth rate.
（3） In terms of preschool education for children aged between two and four, the Tainan City Government will begin employing the Central Government’s policies in the coming year to ensure that children can enjoy public resources from when they are born until they enroll in elementary school. By offering adequate care, the government can effectively alleviate the pressure that parents are subject to when taking care of their children. We will continue to put effort into shaping a childcare-friendly environment that all parents identify with, thus transforming Tainan into a livable city. Cities/counties other than the six special municipalities already launched these policies in August. I would like to ask the Bureau of Education to observe these counties/cities so that we can be better prepared for rolling out these policies in 2019. Nannies and daycare centers have suggested that as payment standards in Southern Taiwan differ from those in Northern Taiwan, having a one-fits-all contract presents daycare centers in the south with certain challenges. I would like to ask the Bureau of Social Affairs to please relay this concern to the Central Government.
2. Construction for Rende Road No. 27 and Phase Three construction for the Tainan Metropolitan Expressway are underway to create a more convenient traffic network for Tainan
（1） Construction work on the eastern stretch of Rende Road No. 27 commenced last week. When this road is completed, it will serve as the third east-west road and a major road that connects to the downtown area, linking Rende District to Tainan Metropolitan Park. The road is expected to elevate the quality of tourism at the nearby Tainan Metropolitan Park, Taiwan Sugar Corporation’s Hu Shan Farm, Chimei Museum, and Bao’an Station, which will benefit businesses in the area. Municipal Highway 182, which is to the north of Road No. 27, has a large transportation volume and traffic jams are frequent. After construction for Road No. 27 is completed, Rende District and National Highway No. 1 will be better connected, and a comprehensive traffic network will be established in the Yongkang and Rende region.
（2） Construction for Rende Road No. 27 begins at Wenhua Road and stretches east to the intersection with Deyang Road. Surface roads, bridges, drainage box culverts and ditches, sidewalks and greenbelts, and LED street lamps will be established under the project, and the road is scheduled to be officially opened in 2021. Minister Hsu of the Ministry of the Interior has announced that while Rende Road No. 27 is under construction, rainwater conduits will also be installed, which will enhance flood prevention in the area. In short, this important construction project serves multiple purposes.
（3） Over the past few years, we have strived to improve Tainan’s transportation network to provide greater convenience to Tainan’s residents. Other than construction work on the eastern stretch of Rende Road No. 27, Phase Three construction of the Tainan Metropolitan Expressway also commenced last week with the support of the Central Government. Construction work is scheduled to be completed in May 2021, which will effectively alleviate traffic congestions on roads leading out of Southern Taiwan Science Park. The new road will also serve as a transportation corridor for Tainan Technology Industrial Park and Yongkang Creative Design Park. We are currently in the process of allocating funding from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications for constructing an interchange that connects the Tainan Metropolitan Expressway with National Highway No. 1. Our objective is to offer citizens quality, rapid, and convenient transportation while boosting local development.
1. The Police Department’s report on its achievements over the past eight years （refer to written sources for details）
Decision: Approved for reference filing
（1） Crime prevention is a matter closely related to people’s lives. It is also an important performance indicator for government agencies. Since Tainan was upgraded as a special municipality, the Police Department has invested substantial effort into preventing crime, with marked results. The overall crime rate has dropped, and the numbers of violent crimes and theft have also significantly decreased. The rate of the Police Department successfully solving cases has also risen, and Tainan has become a safer place. For that, I would like to thank Commissioner Huang and all police officers for their excellent work.
（2） Scams are a major threat to the safety of people’s property. Since Commissioner Huang took office, he has cracked down on scams by creating a triple blockade with the help of borough and village chiefs, convenient stores, and financial institutions. Employees at convenient stores or banks who thwart scams are publicly commended. The latest scamming methods are published on social media to raise public awareness. Since these strategies were employed in March 2017, a total of NT $120 million that would have otherwise been scammed was saved. Among the six municipalities, Tainan has thwarted the highest number of scams. The devotion of our police officers should be recognized and appreciated.
（3） Drug prevention is currently a key focus of the government. In addition to increasing drug awareness among the youth and continuing drug enforcement operations in communities and buildings, the Police Department has also established the Drugs Crime Prevention Center. The center utilizes data analysis and databases to reinforce drug enforcement and stipulate effective drug prevention strategies based on Tainan’s local crime composition. Overall, the effectiveness of Tainan’s drug enforcement and relevant key performance indicators have exhibited the most pronounced improvement among the six special municipalities.
（4） Despite having a limited budget, the Tainan City Government has strived to increase and upgrade CCTVs, police vehicles, law enforcement buildings, police officers’ equipment, the number of police officers, and subsidies for police officers. I would like to ask all departments to cherish law enforcement resources, thereby ensuring that the benefits of law enforcement are maximized.
（5） The local elections are now entering the final and most critical stages. I would like to ask the Police Department to enhance law enforcement and deter bribes. Please prevent gang members from using election campaigns as a cover for causing trouble. It is important for us to honor democracy and the law by preventing money and violence from interfering with elections. I encourage all police officers to continue to safeguard the daily lives of residents, thereby ensuring that all who reside in Tainan can enjoy a safe and stable living environment.