Date: Jan 14, 2018
By: Aaron Tu and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The Ministry of National Defense should solicit different views and be open to inter-agency cooperation to determine whether local firms have the capacity and ability to handle government shipbuilding projects, legislators said on Friday.
The comments came in light of further delays to the bidding process for the Hung Yun project, which is seeking contractors to develop a new type of amphibious warship.
Both the Hung Yun project and the minesweeper project awarded to Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co have suffered from a lack of financial expertise when designing and reviewing contracts, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Wang Ding-yu (王定宇) said. [FULL STORY]