Lai’s reversal on Shenao suspect: KMT

ELECTORAL CALCULATIONS: The DPP dropping plans to build a coal-fired power plant that it has vigorously defended shows that ‘everything is about elections,’ the KMT said

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 13, 2018
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

Premier William Lai’s (賴清德) flip-flopping on the planned coal-fired Shenao Power Plant

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus secretary-general William Tseng, center, speaks as deputy secretaries-general Alicia Wang, left, and Ko Chih-en listen during a news conference at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

project shows that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration is not taking its energy policy seriously, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) said yesterday, urging voters to teach the DPP a lesson at the polls on Nov. 24.

“With merely 40 days left before the elections, Lai’s decision to suspend the Shenao project is not only clearly the result of electoral calculations, but is also a slap in his own face,” KMT Culture and Communications Committee deputy director-general Hung Meng-kai (洪孟楷) said in a statement.

Lai yesterday told a plenary legislative session that as the third liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Taoyuan’s Guantang Industrial Park (觀塘工業區) would generate sufficient energy after its completion, he would back the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ decision to halt the Shenao project.    [FULL  STORY]

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