Industry group calls for power, investment

CLAMORING FOR ATTENTION:The group lamented the nation’s ‘lack of talented workers’ and said that worries over disruptions in power supply are stifling investment

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 19, 2016
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter

An industry advocacy group yesterday urged incoming minister of economics Lee Chih-kung (李世光) to improve Taiwan’s investment environment and ensure the stability of the nation’s electricity supply, with the Democratic Progressive Party administration having pledged to phase out nuclear power by 2025.

“The top priority for the new minister of economics should be to raise investors’ confidence about Taiwan’s investment environment,” Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI, 全國工業總會) secretary-general Tsai Lien-sheng (蔡練生) said by telephone.

Taiwan’s investment environment is deteriorating, as the possibility of water, power, and land shortages are weighing on investments, Tsai said, adding that a lack of talented workers is also making investors hesitate.     [FULL  STORY]

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