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On October 7th, City Hall held the 2nd Asian Bird Fair press conference. The Tainan City mayor Lai Cing De officially announced that the “2011 Second Asian Bird Watching Exhibit” will be held on October 15th and 16th at Tainan Anping Fishing Pier Recreation Center. Bird lovers all over the world are welcome to Tainan for bird watching and for the eco-tour. Hopefully through this international event, the public and the government can work together and let Tainan’s rich bird species and its ecology to make a foot print in the international market. The mayor explains that the Asian Bird Watching Exhibit has three goals: 1: To enhance the notice of Tainan internationally. 2: To let the world know that Tainan is an important place for the conservation of ecological resources because Tainan has 3 national scenery places (Taijiang National Park, Yun Jia Southwest Coast National Scenic Area and Siraya National Scenic Area) and each place have many rare species of birds and other animals. 3: The development of Tainan tourism is one of the important objectives for Tainan City Hall. With the help of this event, Tainan’s scenic areas and Tainan’s culture history can be presented to people. Agriculture Secretary Syu Han Cing welcomes bird-watchers from other countries to experience the tour of Tainan wetlands. He hopes that through these foreigners, the same experience can be spread to the rest of the world with the help of the Asian Bird Watching Exhibition. The director of Taijiang National Park, Lyu Deng Yuan, expressed that this is the first time that Taiwan will held such a grand bird watching event; not only there are static display of birds and conservation discussion, there are also dynamic eco-tours. Administrative office of Taijiang also joined Tainan City Hall and Wild Bird Society to make the national important eco-resource “Black-faced Spoonbill” to be exposed to the international market. For more information, please visit

After the beginning of summer year 100, Tainan City has already had 10 cases of Dengue Fever, the government urges the public to bring into force of cleaning up the breeds According to CDC case statistics, it shows that there are 334 cases of indigenous dengue fever distributed in 7 counties and cities nationwide after the beginning of summer this year, updated on the 11th of October. Tainan City has already had 10 indigenous dengue fever cases during the summer and from October 9 to 11 there were 4 more cases increased. The Health Bureau urged the public to assist the government with quarantine measures, and also ask them to take initiative on clearing The epidemic situation now still breed as well as spraying chemicals to focuses on the mid-west district of prevent spraying the disease.

Tainan City, and the Bureau of Public Health has already aimed on those living surroundings which are confirmed with indigenous dengue fever cases to start with clearing and expand vaccine within 24 hours of spraying. In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the public must cooperate if they have received a notice of emergency spraying.

The Dengue fever epidemic is closely related with our environment, in order to reduce the risk of spreading the epidemic, the government asks the public must actively clear their living surroundings and especially for water containers, do not breed mosquitoes. If any public who ignores the announcement and clears the water container by themselves without noticing the government, they would be fined between 3000NTD to 15000NTD. Therefore, it is important for public to cooperate and take the initiative to work with the government, and ensure themselves and their families health. Further information about the dengue fever, please take a look on the website , or call 1922 to ask about the infectious diseases.

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