Taiwan makes preparations in event of terror attack at Universiade

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Taiwan makes preparations in event of terror attack at Universiade

Taipei, April 15 (CNA) In the event of a major security breach or terrorist attack during the Universiade Taipei 2017, an emergency response mechanism will be activated, the Office of Homeland Security under the Executive Yuan said Saturday.

A report by the office said Universiade Taipei is the biggest sports event ever held in Taiwan and following an analysis of terror attacks and the domestic security situation by the National Security Bureau, lists areas requiring special attention during the sports event which will be held from Aug. 19-30.

These include natural disasters, border security, terrorist attacks, security at competition venues and athlete villages, traffic safety, key infrastructure safety,and information and communications security.

The report said that in the event of a major security risk or terrorist attack where more manpower and resources are required, an emergency response mechanism will be activated.

The first-tier response center will be headed by the vice premier, the second-tier response center will be headed by the Minister of the Interior, the report said.

(By Wen Kuei-hsiang and Lilian Wu)
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