Plan to expand data centers in Changhua unchanged: Google

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/09
By: Jeffrey Wu and Kay Liu

Taipei, May 9 (CNA) Internet giant Google denied on Monday a report that the company is facing

Inside Google's Data center in Changhua. (CNA file photo)

Inside Google’s Data center in Changhua. (CNA file photo)

water supply issues in its planned expansion of a data center in central Taiwan’s Changhua County.

Google said in a statement Monday evening that its plan to expand the data centers, opened over two years ago, remains unchanged, and the project is a long-term commitment.

When Google’s data center in Changhua was opened in December 2013, it was the company’s largest facility in Asia with a total investment of US$600 million.

The statement was issued in response to a United Daily News report that the company halted the third phase of the data center project in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park over insufficient water supply.

The report said it would be the second investment setback Changhua County has suffered since Facebook, one of the world’s largest online social networking services, announced last week it was putting on hold a planned data center in Changhua’s Tianjhong Industrial Park.     [FULL  STORY]

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