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Aha, good news! When is it gonna start?
As soon as KMT let go of the long overdue budget in the congress later this month.
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As soon as KMT let go of the long overdue budget in the congress later this month.
In others words, it's not gonna start til the KMT either win the executive yuan or lose the legislature.
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So the KMT want to hold up this renovation? Doesn't make sense; the terminal is overdue for a renewal.

Or are they holding it just to try to get a trump card against the other party?
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So the KMT want to hold up this renovation? Doesn't make sense; the terminal is overdue for a renewal.

Or are they holding it just to try to get a trump card against the other party?
It's partisan politics of course - another victim of the KMT's scorched earth strategy.
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is anything happening with T1? I am eager to hear any news about it! I was there in the summer for a quick holiday and it needs desperately needs to be renovated!
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nothin's happening. i use the bloody T1 at least once a month. so unbearable!
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Thanks for the reply! Its too bad.. I was really looking for some progress on the renovation. Does anyone know whats the hold up?

BTW, when is direct flight between Taiwan and Mainland supposed to happen? When that happens are they planning on using Taoyuan or Songshan airport?
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Not gonna happen until the government implements a direct flight scheme. Since there is no consensus regarding the matter, it's safe to assume that it won't happen anytime soon.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2007, 6:47 AM
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renovation's definitely been approved. just a matter of starting the construction, which might take a few more months i guess:


http://www.taiwanheadlines.gov.tw/ct...7757&CtNode=39

TAOYUAN AIRPORT TERMINAL ONE TO GET FACELIFT
03/26/2007 (CNA)


Taipei, March 26 (CNA) The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has decided to give a facelift to the first terminal of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, CAA officials said Monday.

The officials estimated that the CAA will have to spend NT$1.4 billion (US$42.42 million) over a three-year-and-half period for the renovation work.

After the proposal is approved by the Executive Yuan, construction work can start within 15 months, the officials added.

They said that the construction will be conducted at night as much as possible to mitigate the impact on the operations of the terminal, adding that the first terminal has been in use for nearly three decades and is showing signs of aging both inside and out.

The facelift will be part of efforts to improve the image of the airport, which is Taiwan's main gateway to the world.

Japanese architect Norihiko Dan, who is commissioned to design the facelift, has completed an initial design. He will adopt a partial overhaul that will not affect the main structure of the terminal, they said.

Dan will attempt to give it a new look with the use of curtains designed to enhance the brightness of the terminal and make the terminal look magnificent at night with the reflection of the light. (By Lilian Wu)
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FYI, I was using Taoyuan T1 last week for connecting flights, no signs of any construction yet.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2008, 10:29 PM
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looks like they're about to start renovations on terminal 1. i wish they'd just build a brand new terminal instead of renovating it tho. actually i wish they'd build a brand new airport. i looked at a map of ttia. it's right by the sea and there's some land between the airport and the coast. the land isn't dense and filled with alot of buildings and residents so relocating what's there should be easy. why cant they just buy the land there and build a whole new airport on the site? it's cheaper than reclaiming land from the sea and building a man-made island the way japan and hk has done. taiwan needs to think ahead, think big and go all out the way other asian countries have been doing.


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from taipei times

Airport set for renovations

By Liu Li-jen and Tao Chieh-hsiu
STAFF REPORTERS
Saturday, Jan 12, 2008, Page 2

Dozens of water containers are placed on the floor in Terminal II at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to capture water from a serious leak on Sunday.
PHOTO: YAO CHIEH-HSIU, TAIPEI TIMES

Costing more than NT$30 billion, the third terminal of Singapore's Changi Airport has opened, and in order to compete, the Cabinet and the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) will invest five years and NT$2 billion (US$60 million) to revamp the Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TTIA).

In the last 10 years, new airports in Asia including Incheon in Korea, the new Hong Kong International, and the New Bangkok International have attracted the attention of the international aeronautics industry.

New airports provide more comprehensive transport facilities for passengers and goods, increased capacity and an increased competitive edge for the host country.

Last month, the Cabinet approved plans for renovating important transport gateways in Taiwan, and Terminal I of TTIA received a budget of NT$1.4 billion.

The existing building will be flanked on the east and west sides by new wings and will increase in area by about 13,000m2. The volume of travelers will increase from 12 million to 15 million annually and the new wings will be partially naturally lit, with nighttime light sculptures as a decorative addition.

Another NT$6 million will be spent on enlarging the main lobby, replacing the passport check counters, adjusting passenger traffic flow, improving earthquake proofing, renewing electrical wiring, upgrading airconditioning and sanitation facilities, expanding separate lanes for buses, building a bus stop and connecting the airport to the MRT.

Norihiko Dan and Associates, a Japan based architectural firm, submitted the winning entry for the renovations in a contest held by the Tourism Bureau in 2004.

Fan Hsiao-lun (范孝倫), a team leader of the CAA's Aerodrome Engineering division, said that Terminal I at TTIA will undergo renovations while remaining operational, making the process complicated. The renovations are likely to take place at night during off-peak hours, he said.

A Ministry of Transportation and Communications official said that compared to other neighboring countries, Taiwan has under-invested in its airport.

Asides from investment in hardware, there needs to be an advantageous operations environment, the official said. TTIA's volume is supported by China Airlines and EVA Airways, and ranks sixth in Asia. However, with China's expansion, Taiwan is increasingly threatened. Passenger traffic also requires more tourism, the official said.

As for criticism against the airport, manager Lee Tsang-huang (李燦煌) said that TTIA is taking part for the first time in evaluations by Airport Council International (ACI), and results will be released next February or March.

"I am confident of Taipei Taoyuan International Airport's potential," he said.

In international aeronautics, there are two evaluation bodies: ACI and Skytrax.

Last year, the media erroneously reported that TTIA came 85th in Skytrax evaluations, however TTIA did not enter the competition.

Lee said that TTIA had continually upgraded its hardware, including a new flight time display board for travelers. He said he does not believe that TTIA will perform poorly in ACI's international competition.

The CAA said that comparing TTIA to other airports is unfair, as TTIA is 30 years old. Furthermore, TTIA has the same basic design as Washington's Dulles International Airport and was one of the largest airports in Southeast Asia at the time, attracting visitors from other countries.

Commenting on leaks at TTIA recently, CAA officials said they were caused by construction by the Bureau of High Speed Rail and by typhoons which broke window panes.

Lee said that Taiwan has the unique challenge of typhoons and earthquakes, which occasionally cause leaks in windows.

"We've been doing our best to improve [the situation]," he said, reiterating that compared to airports constructed around the same time, such as Los Angeles, Paris, Dulles and Rome, TTIA is no worse off.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2009, 1:37 PM
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update?

I am eagerly awaiting for the start of the reno project.. Does anyone have any update on this? Why do things moving so slowly in Taiwan?
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^ renovation for TPE International Airport Terminal 1's lobby has been completed.

The rest should be done before 2010.
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from today's China Post

TAOYUAN, Taiwan -- A project to refurbish Terminal 1 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport -- the country's main gateway -- got underway Monday, with President Ma Ying-jeou presiding over a ground-breaking ceremony in a parking lot near the west wing of the terminal.

Noting that the project is a precursor to an ambitious Taoyuan Aviation City project, Ma said the facelift should be completed in August 2011 as scheduled.

"The project should meet quality expectations and should not be plagued by accidents or corruption scandals," he added.

Ma recalled that he was almost reduced to tears when he visited the Taoyuan airport during his presidential campaign two years ago and was told that it ranked lower than 80th in a global survey of airport competitiveness.

"Because of Taiwan's strategic geographic location, it has enormous potential to become a regional transshipment hub. If we fail to realize this goal, we will be letting down our country," Ma said.

When the Terminal 1 renovation project is completed, Taiwan's main gateway will show the world a new face, he added.

The project is not only an integral part of upgrading Taiwan's competitiveness but also marks the start of the NT$4 trillion (US$124.22 million) 12 "iTaiwan" projects to improve the country's infrastructure, as outlined in his presidential campaign platform, Ma said.

"The completion of the airport facelift project will also be a highlight of Taiwan's celebration of its 100th birthday in 2011," the president added.

In addition to the NT$2 billion refurbishment, a NT$1.2 billion project to repair and replace service facilities at the airport will also be launched simultaneously to upgrade the airport's overall competitiveness, Minister of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) Mao Chih-kuo said at the ground-breaking ceremony.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/t...t-launched.htm
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^ thanks for the latest update on the TPE reno.
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