Date: January 10, 2017
Construction of National Taiwan University Hospital’s branch at the Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park
officially began Jan. 7 in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu City.
The 728-bed hospital will be built in two stages, with the first scheduled to start operations in 2020, and the second in 2022. From the outset the branch will feature intensive care facilities, while over time adding technologies to enable services like long-distance heath care.
“Taiwan has encountered bottlenecks in developing its economy and must therefore undergo structural transformations,” Premier Lin Chuan said at the groundbreaking ceremony.
The new addition to the science park is also expected to act as a major medical research center. “It is imperative that the nation work to develop sectors featuring high value-added jobs,” he added. “The innovation-oriented, high value-added biomedical industry is just such a sector.” [FULL STORY]