Woody Duh appointed Minister of Economic Affairs


President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday accepted the resignation of Minister of Economic Affairs Chang Chia-juch following a series of gas pipeline explosions in Greater Kaohsiung on 31st July and 1st August which killed 30 people and injured 310. The explosions which ripped open major city centre roads are believed to have been caused by a leaking pipe carrying propene.

Premier Jiang Yi-huah has appointed Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Woody Duh to be the new Minister of Economics Affairs.

Woody Tyzz-Jiun Duh (54) has a bachelor’s, masters and doctorate in forestry from the National Taiwan University. He also completed Postdoctoral research in Environmental Resource Engineering at the State University of New York, U.S.A. He was Director of the Industrial Development Bureau (2009 – 2012), Director of the Department of Industrial Technology (2006 – 2009) and Director-General of the Department of Commerce (2004 – 2006) within the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) before becoming Vice-Minister in 2012 and then Deputy Minister in February 2014.

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