Government to increase investment in public infrastructure

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/12
By: Chen Cheng-wei and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) The government will increase investment in public infrastructure this year as part

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of ongoing efforts to boost employment and balance regional development, the National Development Council (NDC) said on Thursday.

This year, the Cabinet plans to spend NT$363.4 billion (US$11.55 billion) on public infrastructure projects, of which NT$326.6 billion is listed in the central government’s annual budget, NDC Deputy Minister Tseng Shu-cheng (曾旭正) said.

He said related projects can be divided into 17 categories: highways, rail transport, aviation, harbors, tourism, environmental protection, water resources, sewage, national parks, industrial and commercial facilities, fuel and electricity, urban development, culture, education, sports, agricultural facilities and health.

One of these projects involves spending NT$20.1 billion over four years to improve the road-based public transport, for which NT$6.03 billion was earmarked in this year’s budget, he said.   [FULL  STORY]

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