Director General Vincent Yao attends the 2017 Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Eye Dotting Ceremony, held at the Riverside of Kimpton River Place Hotel on April 1, 2017, at noon.
In his remarks, Director General Yao extends his appreciation for the efforts Portland Kaohsiung Sister City Association (PKSCA) has made on promoting the bilateral relationship in the past decades. Director General Yao also emphasized that, the Dragon Boat Race has not only become one of the highlights of Portland Rose Festival, but also a symbol of the strong and everlasting friendship between Kaohsiung and Portland. Director General Yao went on and said, next year marks the 30th anniversary for the establishment of Portland Kaohsiung Sister City relationship, and TECO sincerely invites Mayor Ted Wheeler to lead a delegation to Kaohsiung and Taiwan to strengthen the already cordial bilateral exchanges.
The speech was followed by the eye dotting ceremony, which kicked off the 29th Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race Season.