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Hengchun hopes new subsidy will boost population

“In Hengchun, marriage subsidies will no longer be just for public servants,” Hengchun Mayor Lu Yu-tung (盧玉棟) said. To qualify for the marriage subsidy, couples would have to be registered as township residents for a year before their wedding, he said. Residents who divorce and remarry would be able apply for the subsidy if their second marriage is to a different person, he added. In related news, New Taipei City’s Gongliao District (貢寮), site of the mothballed Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, is also facing a declining population, district administrator Chen Wen-chun (陳文俊) said. Gongliao had a population of 13, 540 in 2011, but now it has just 12,546 residents, Chen said.

Source: Taipei Times December 07, 2017 15:56 UTC