SO DIFFERENT: The revised plan reduces the scope from 230 to 23 hectares and builds the harbor offshore to avoid damaging the algal reefs, Premier William Lai said
Date: Oct 10, 2018
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
The government’s plans for a third liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal are completely
different from those of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) when it was in power, as the current plans are smaller in scope and incorporate measures to prevent damage to ecologically sensitive zones, Premier William Lai (賴清德) said yesterday.
Lai made the remarks during a question-and-answer session with KMT Legislator Sufin Siluko at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), after inspecting the algal reefs off the coast of Taoyuan’s Datan Borough (大潭) in 2013, vowed to make the area an environmental reserve to ensure that the reefs would be preserved, Sufin said.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) owes the public an apology for making a U-turn on the issue after so fiercely criticizing the KMT’s plans less than three years ago, he said. [FULL STORY]