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Important Achievements in 2020

1. Budgeting 
  • (1)Plan and Compile the General Budget Proposal with Subordinate Agency Budget and Consolidated Tables of Taipei Municipal Government (TMG) for 2021 fiscal year (FY): Allocate budget with priority of policies to improve administrative construction and services of Taipei City Government (TCG). Also expect public and private sectors to keep on cooperating and developing Taipei City into a global leading international metropolis with urban prosperity for future generations. The FY2021 general budget proposal with subordinate agency budget and consolidated tables of TMG has been carefully compiled in accordance with the "Principles for Preparing Central and Local Government Budget", "Guidelines for Preparing Taipei Municipal Government General Budget" and " Guidelines for Preparing Subordinate Agency Budget of General Budget of Taipei Municipal Government".
    The FY2021 general budget proposal with subordinate agency budget and consolidated tables of TMG approved by Taipei City Council is summarized as follows:
    • ​a.The FY2021 General Budget of TMG
      The approved annual revenue and expenditure for the FY2021 amount to NTD164.63 billion and NTD172.77 billion with a decreases of 0.05% and an increases of 2.84% for those of FY2020, respectively. The deficit of the annual revenue and expenditure is NTD8.14 billion and the debt repayment is NTD8.81 billion, which will be financed with NTD16.95 billion for the surplus of previous fiscal years.
    • b. The FY2021 subordinate agency budget and consolidated tables of the general budget of TMG
      The approved annual revenue and expenditure for the FY2021 amount to NTD323.09 billion and NTD309.81 billion show the increases of 50.91% and 51.66% for those of FY2020, respectively. The surplus is NTD13.28 billion and indicates an increase of 35.23% for that of FY2020.
  • (2) Plan and Compile FY2020 First and Second Supplementary Budget Proposal of TMG
    According to the subsidies for the central government's annual key plans, the FY2020 first and second supplementary budget proposal of TMG has been carefully compiled, and has been approved by Taipei City Council as follows:
    • a.The FY2020 First Supplementary Budget of TMG
      The approved net annual expenditure for the FY2020 additionally amount to -NT$0.54 billion. The surplus of the net additional expenditure is NT$0.54 billion, will decrease the use of surplus of previous fiscal years.​
    • b.The FY2020 Second Supplementary Budget of TMG
      The approved net annual revenue and expenditure for the FY2020 additionally amount to NT$4.80 billion and NT$4.36 billion, respectively. The surplus of the net additional revenue and expenditure is NT$0.44 billion, will decrease the use of surplus of previous fiscal years.
  • (3)Compile the Associated Special Budget for Taipei Metropolitan Mass Rapid Transit
     The associated special budget for Taipei Metropolitan Mass Rapid Transit System is compiled for the vision of constructing the world’s first-class metropolitan rapid transit system for the Taipei metropolitan area, for strengthening the performance of the overall MRT network, and for improving associated services and quality of life. Taipei City Council has approved it and made the resolution: "The relevant expenditure should be submitted to the Council annually.” The FY2021 special budget for the first phase of the Wanda-Zhonghe-Shulin Line and other 1 item have granted NTD6.90 billion in total.
  • (4)Compile the FY2019 disbursement table of TMG secondary reserve fund 
    The FY2019 budget of secondary reserve fund totals NTD0.97 billion. The amount of secondary reserve fund approved by Taipei City Government for the requirements of associated agencies according to Article 96, 70 of the Budget Act is NTD0.75 billion.
  • (5)Win the champion in "FY2020 valuation for the Executing Performance of the General Grant subsidized by the Central Government to Municipalities and County (City) Governments."
    Due to the reorganization and promotion of New Taipei City, Taichung City, and Tainan City in 2010, "Regulations on subsidies from Central Government to the Municipalities and County (City) Governments" has been revised and thereon, municipalities may be subsidized with the general grant. According to “Directions for Evaluating the Annual Programs and Budget of Municipalities and County (City) Governments," the results of the program and budget evaluations will be the reference as to increasing or decreasing the general grant for Municipalities and County (City) Governments.
    The results of FY2020 valuation in social welfare, education, infrastructure, and annual budget compilation & execution parts show that the TCG gets the highest score and will be awarded an additional amount of NTD20.07 million grant from the Central Government.
  • (6)In order to encourage the agencies of TCG to achieve good budget execution performance, the associated performance result will be quarterly reported for reviewing. Also, the Execution Statement of TMG General Budget is quarterly compiled and submitted to Taipei City Council for reference. At the end of the year, the budget execution performance will be assessed in accordance with the "Evaluation Directions for The Capital Expense Budget Execution Performance of Agencies of Taipei City Government."
  • (7)Compile the FY2019 General Financial Statement with Subordinate Agency Financial Statement and Consolidated Tables of TMG and submit it to Taipei Municipality Audit Division (TMAD) for review on April 30, 2020. The reviewing results have been completed on July 23 in the same year. The FY2019 General Financial Statement of TMG consisted of NTD171.73 billion in revenue, and NTD161.47 billion in expenditure, showing a surplus of NTD10.26 billion. After paying NTD7.58 billion for debt, there is still a surplus of NTD2.68 billion. The FY2019 Subordinate Agency Financial Statement and consolidated tables for TMG consists of NTD231.07 billion in revenue and NTD215.41 billion in expenditure, showing a surplus of NTD15.66 billion.

2. Accounting
  • (1)Review the accounting reports of Taipei City Government's (TCG's) agencies. Also, compile the performance of revenues and expenditures of general and special budget and provide it to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), Executive Yuan and TMAD for reference.
  • (2)Continue to review each TCG subordinate agency's accounting system for producing the associated effect. As of the end of 2020, there were 32 accounting systems (such as the School Affair Development Fund for Taipei University, etc.) reviewed by DBAS.
  • (3)Continue to implement internal control and ensure financial orders. In order to reinforce the agencies' internal control, there were43 agencies (such as the Department of Education, Taipei City Government etc.) audited in 2020. And they will be notified of the associated result reports for improvement after the reviewing of the Taipei City Government Internal Control System Implementation Committee.
  • (4)Compile the FY2020 Semi-annual Balance Statement of TMG and submit it to TMAD on August 31, 2020. The reviewing results have been completed and sent back to the TCG on September 25 in the same year.

3. Statistics
  • (1)Promote the Official Statistics for TCG agencies to provide decision-making information: As of the end of 2020, there had been a total of 2,018 official statistic tables for TCG agencies. In addition, publish the "Statistical Weekly Report on Municipal Administration" with press releases on special subjects. Issue the following statistical publications: monthly-"Short Report on Important Statistics of Taipei City", "Important Statistical Indicators for Taipei City and The Five Municipalities" and "Important Statistical Indicators of Taipei City"; yearly-"Statistical Report of Taipei City Government", "Taipei City Statistical Yearbook", "Taipei City Statistical Abstract" in Chinese/English versions, and "General Report on Statistics of Taipei City Government". Maintain the "Taipei City Government Official Statistics Management System" and "Taipei City Statistical Information System" for improving the management of official statistical operations. Also set the audit plan for statistical works of TCG and implement it with written reports and on sites.
  • (2)Compile diverse indicators to publicize TCG policy performance and as references for agencies' administration, such as: "Important Statistic Indicators of Taipei City in Recent Years", "Taipei City Statistical Indicators by District", "Analysis of Statistical Indicators for Taipei City and International Cities", "Analysis of Statistical Indicators for Taipei City and National Cities", "Taipei City Urban Competitiveness Indicators", "Taipei City Gender Statistics", "Taipei City Gender Statistics and Figures" in Chinese/English versions, "Statistical Indicators on New Immigrants", "Global Urban Indicators for Taipei City", "Taipei City Statistics on Fewer Children Trend", " Taipei City Statistics and Figures on Fewer Children Trend", "Taipei City Elderly Statistics", " Taipei City Elderly Statistics and Figures" and "Taipei City Statistical Indicators for Reviewing Expenditure Budget Estimate". Additionally, the definition and explanation of associated indicators are revised annually so as to have the use of the indicators more precise. Furthermore, annually publish the e-book of “ISO 37120 Indicators of Taipei City and International Cities” with comparative analysis for Taipei City and other cities achieving the ISO 37120 Certification of the World Council on City Data (WCCD) for Taipei city government’s taking as reference on compiling sustainable development indicators, etc. 
  • (3)Enrich the " Taipei City Statistics Database Inquiry System " to provide statistical information: For improving the statistical services, establish the "Taipei City Statistics Database Inquiry System". It contains important statistics, important statistical indicators, price statistics, and family income and expenditure statistics sub-databases. Monthly, annual, gender, administrative region, fewer children trend, elderly and international urban statistics can be viewed by tables, downloaded as files, and particularly displayed with geographic maps through the diverse functions of this system to improve the efficiency and quality of using statistics. Also, assist the promote TCG agencies to establish the associated statistical systems by using the PC-AXIS software family since 2011. There totaled 45 departments with district offices and the Taipei City Revenue Service established the systems at the end of 2018.
  • (4)Improve the visualization applications of statistical information to play the function of municipal promotion: Use visualization software with integrating statistical charts and GIS maps to have a new revision of the "Painting Taipei on Statistics", showing the city's municipal development with interactive statistical charts, and rename it as "Taipei●123". Choose important statistical indicators of the fewer children trend, elderly and gender themes to compile static and dynamic statistical charts, presenting the basic situation of Taipei city with municipal construction. Set up the "statistical visualization" item in this website to collect the abovementioned visual statistical information to have visitors feel the results of municipal administration through the multi-visual statistical information, and to play a statistical function of supporting municipal promotion.
  • (5)Conduct surveys on civil economic activities, such as family income and expenditure, and price indices in Taipei, to understand the citizens' living standard, observe the price level and measure the changes in purchasing power of legal tender. The associated reports are available on the DBAS website. 
  • (6) Survey the associated prices as references for TMG budget compiling standards of common items: In order to have reasonable allocation of resources for maximum effectiveness, there is a survey conducted for collecting price information of commonly used items such as office equipment and vehicles at the beginning of preparing the annual budget estimates. After reviewed, the price information will be provided as the reference of the common benchmark for budgeting.
  • (7) Assist the Central Government in executing the following statistical surveys and obtain the associated results for the reference of the government's relevant decision-making in 2020:
    • a. Monthly: the Manpower Survey, the Employees' Earnings Survey. 
    • b. Biannually: the Motor Vehicle Freight Traffic Survey. 
    • c. Annually: Job Vacancy and Employment Status Survey (Employee Compensations and Turnover), the Manpower Utilization Survey, the Survey on Earnings by Occupation, Economic Survey of Construction Industry, Service Operation and Investment Overview Survey.
    • d. Other: 2020 Population and Housing Census, 2021 Industry and Service Census - The first Census Test.