The Executive Yuan announced today that Hsiao Chia-chi, deputy political minister of the Ministry of the Interior (MOI), will become the Executive Yuan’s political deputy secretary-general. His vacancy will be filled by Chen Chwen-jinq, political deputy minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC); meanwhile Chen Jian-yu, the MOTC’s administrative deputy minister, will be promoted to MOTC political deputy minister.
Hsiao holds a doctorate in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Edinburgh’s (U.K.) College of Humanities and Social Science. He has served as director-general of the Taichung City Government’s Department of Economic Development and Department of Environmental Protection as well as the city’s deputy mayor; meanwhile, he has been an adjunct assistant professor of National Chung Hsing University, National Chin-Yi University of Technology and National Taichung University of Science and Technology and also adjunct associate professor of Feng Chia University.
The Executive Yuan stated that Hsiao has abundant local administrative experience and skill in various interior administrative and public affairs. During his service at the MOI, he received the Special Contribution for Urban Development Award from the FIABCI (French acronym for International Real Estate Federation) in the 2013 FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Awards. As the Executive Yuan’s political deputy secretary-general, he will play the role of right-hand man for the premier, assisting him in various administrative affairs.
Chen Chwen-jinq, who will take up the post of MOI political deputy minister, has a master’s and doctorate from North Carolina State University’s (U.S.A.) Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering as well as a master of laws from Soochow University. He has served as associate professor of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology’s Department of Construction Engineering, chief secretary and director of the MOTC’s Taiwan Area National Expressway Engineering Bureau (TANEEB), senior consultant of the PCL TransAsia Law Offices, general manager of TransAsia International Corp., deputy minister of the Executive Yuan’s Public Construction Commission (PCC) and MOTC political deputy minister.
The Executive Yuan stated that Chen Chwen-jinq is a rare talent with professional backgrounds in both civil engineering and law, and in his new post he will be of great help to the interior minister in handling various ministry affairs.
MOTC Administrative Deputy Minister Chen Jian-yu will replace Chen Chwen-jinq as MOTC political deputy minister. Chen Jian-yu, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Soochow University’s Department of Law, has served as TANEEB chief secretary, PCC counselor cum executive secretary for the commission’s Complaint Review Board for Government Procurement, PCC chief secretary, MOTC counselor and concurrently Petition Reviewing Committee chair, and director of the Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau prior to becoming MOTC administrative deputy minister.
The Executive Yuan remarked that Chen Jian-yu has accumulated comprehensive administrative experience and has been promoted to political deputy minister precisely because he is highly responsible and dedicated to his work and has excellent communication and coordination skills. He will be of immense help to the MOTC minister with his expansive knowledge of MOTC affairs, officials said.