PRIME PROPERTY:Premier Lin Chuan said Taoyuan’s location between Taipei and Hsinchu made it an ideal location for the government’s ‘Asian Silicon Valley’ project
Date: May 29, 2016
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) yesterday vowed to reduce land expropriation and enhance
communication with the public as the government pushes forward with the Taoyuan Aerotropolis project, which is to be a key component of a larger “Asian Silicon Valley” project that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) proposed during her campaign.
The premier made the remarks during a visit to Taoyuan to inspect the future site of the Asian Silicon Valley project, where he was briefed about a dispute between area residents and the government over the Taoyuan Aerotropolis project.
“Politically speaking, [the government] should reduce unnecessary land expropriation to avoid delays in the project’s progress due to protests by local residents,” Lin said in response to media queries for comments on the stalled project.
“The government should also do its best to communicate with the public. I believe that [Taoyuan Mayor] Cheng Wen-tsang (鄭文燦) would help negotiate and he should not only follow the rules and regulations, but also pay attention to things that have been overlooked.” [FULL STORY]