President makes inspection tour of Taoyuan int’l airport
President Ma Ying-jeou ( ) made an inspection tour of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Saturday.
Ma went to observe the airport’s security inspection measures, immigration auto-clearance system, passport inspection counters, runway construction work, and the training of drug detector dogs. He also visited a library, duty-free shops and a business center within the restricted zone.
Ma said more and more countries around the world are giving Taiwan nationals visa waiver treatment, while Taiwan’s overall tourism performance is also very good.
As the awareness of the scenic beauty of Taiwan has been spread by word of mouth among inter- national tourists, more and more people are being attracted to Taiwan, he said.
He said Taiwan should not only make tourists happy but also make them feel safe and comfortable.
Taiwan’s tourism industry should work toward “increasing investment, providing quality and creating value,” he said, adding that if airport services are improved, half of the effort is done.
He said the development of the airport still has a long way to go and that he hopes Taiwan will become an aviation center in Asia and even in the world in the future.
The president said he is quite satisfied with the present development of the airport but said there is “definitely still room for improvement.”
President Ma Ying-jeou, left, is seen on an inspection tour of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Ma said airport development still has a long way to go and that he hopes Taiwan will become an aviation center in Asia.