TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A government project to set up 60 face mask production lines in a month has been accomplished ahead of schedule, and 15 firms taking up manufacturing are expected to produce six million masks on a daily basis to meet strong demand due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited the factory on Thursday (March 5) where more than 100 managers and technicians from 26 Taiwan machine tool enterprises had scrambled to assemble the production lines for the past month. Tsai commended the “national team” for reflecting the Taiwanese spirit, saying that "when facing challenges, Taiwanese will set aside competition and work together.”
The 60 production lines, which normally take from four to six months to complete, were set up in 25 days — before the scheduled one-month deadline. The 15 manufacturers will produce a total of 72 million face masks for the government in exchange for the machinery.
Read more: Taiwan News
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