The Riverside Park in Taipei City prohibits burning cannons and setting off fireworks, and the maximum fine is 6,000 yuan.

(Provided by the Water Resources Department of Taipei City)

[Reporter Yang Xinhui/Taipei Report] Setting off firecrackers and fireworks during the Spring Festival can increase the atmosphere of the New Year. Many people will go to Riverside Park to set off fireworks. Burning guns and setting off fireworks are prohibited in Hebin Park, and the maximum penalty is 6,000 yuan. People are requested to abide by the regulations, and don’t hurt your pockets because of small losses.

The Water Conservancy Department stated that in order to reduce noise and air pollution, starting from July 1, 2021, Taipei City Riverside Park has completely banned the display of general firecrackers and fireworks to maintain the quality of life of surrounding residents and to ensure the safety of people resting on the riverside. with comfort.

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The River Management Section of the Water Conservancy Department pointed out that the Water Conservancy Department will send personnel to strengthen patrols. If people are found to have set off firecrackers and fireworks illegally, the inspectors will directly ban them; For expulsion, those who do not follow the persuasion to stop violating the rules will be fined NT$1,200 to NT$6,000 each time according to the number and circumstances of violations in accordance with the "Taipei Municipal Park Management Autonomy Regulations".

The Water Conservancy Department stated that in the past, during the opening hours and areas of the Riverside Park, people were allowed to set off firecrackers and fireworks, which caused noise and air pollution, and many people violated regulations by setting off firecrackers in non-open areas, causing public resentment and complaints. According to the approval of the city government, starting from July 1, 2021, general firecrackers and fireworks will be prohibited in Taipei Riverside Park regardless of the time of day.

In addition, if the public finds that someone has illegally set off ordinary firecrackers and fireworks in Hebin Park, they can call the Taipei Citizens' Home Hotline 1999, a special hotline for reporting, to report to the Taipei City Hall.