CONSTRUCTION:A Kaohsiung court found fault with the county for approving Miramar’s request based on an EIA review that differed from the original project
Date: Sep 12, 2015
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
The Kaohsiung High Administrative Court on Thursday ordered the Taitung County
Government to revoke its approval of Miramar Resort Hotel Co’s application to resume construction of a hotel at Shanyuan Bay (杉原灣).
The court said that the county government based its approval on an environmental impact assessment (EIA) review made in 2012, which it said was a different case from the original hotel project and should not have been used as the basis for the county’s judgement.
The construction project dates back to 2004, when the county government signed a build-operate-transfer contract with the developer to construct a six-hectare hotel complex on the beach. [FULL STORY]