Taitung to take over Miramar resort

COMPENSATION DENIED: Locals and environmentalists cheered the news, but were divided on how to proceed, with some suggesting that the structure be demolished

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 25, 2020
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

The Miramar Resort is pictured at Taitung County’s Shanyuan Beach yesterday.
Photo: CNA

An arbitration tribunal on Friday ordered the Taitung County Government to pay NT$629 million (US$21.75 million) to Miramar Resort Hotel Co (美麗灣公司) to take ownership of the company’s coastal resort as locals and environmental groups claimed partial victory in their more than a decade-long fight against the build-operate-transfer (BOT) project.

Taitung County Commissioner Yao Ching-ling (饒慶鈴) at a news conference yesterday called the ruling fair and reasonable.

The tribunal saw fit to return the coastal site to Taitung residents, Yao said.

The resort was built on a beach at Shanyuan Bay (杉原灣) in the county’s Beinan Township (卑南).    [FULL  STORY]

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