The China Post
Date: December 6, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao
All 15 campsites that underwent recent government review failed the inspections, according to a
report released by the Executive Yuan Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) on Monday.
Camping has become a popular recreational activity in recent years, yet the DCP’s first report on their inspections shows that many camping businesses have yet to upgrade their facilities, department representatives said.
The DCP reviewed five factors in the report — precautionary safety measures, facility safety management, liability insurance preparations, legal contract guidelines and location safety.
The report determined that four out of the 15 privately-owned campsites were located in dangerous areas, such as on mountainous slopes and in landslide-prone zones. Pingtung County’s Liang Shan Campsite (涼山露營區) was penalized with a NT$60,000 fine for illegally developing on a slope.
Local government agencies are still investigating Pingtung County’s Inda Farm (穎達生態休閒農場) for violating land usage regulations by deviating from the development plan that they submitted to local authorities. By law, the business could face up to NT$300,000 in penalties. [FULL STORY]