Radio Taiwan International
Premier Lin Chuan is calling for lawmakers to put aside preconceptions and give
reasonable consideration to the government’s infrastructure development plan. Lin was speaking Thursday at a Cabinet meeting.
Cabinet spokesperson Hsu Kuo-yung addressed a number of common concerns about the plan.
“The infrastructure development plan cannot possibly include many items. Therefore, the government has highlighted the most important and significant. These include railways and water management,” said Hsu. “At the same time, there is policy on manufacturing development which we believe to be vital for national development. It is also an area where we believe society needs to come together for the benefit of the nation. Therefore, we sincerely ask for all parties to put aside preconceived ideas and to view the project in a practical and reasonable manner. Meanwhile, we hope that the Legislature can conduct related discussions in a reasonable manner.”
Premier Lin said that no part of the plan will be implemented without environmental impact assessments, nor will there be any relocation of population or requisition of land. [FULL STORY]