Tycoon’s complaint of poor efficiency receives prompt response

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/13
By: Jalen Chung, Chen Wei-ting, Huang Li-yun, Chen Cheng-wei, Yang
Shu-min, Wei Shu and S.C. Chang

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) voiced his

CNA file photo

frustration at the inefficient way in which Taiwan’s government approves major construction projects on Tuesday, saying unless absolutely necessary, he would “try his best not to return to Taiwan.”

Gou was complaining about the start of a project to build a modern medical center in Taipei that he said has been delayed repeatedly by bureaucratic red tape.

“If administrative efficiency in Taiwan does not improve, we will fall behind the United States by a very very big margin,” he said at a ceremony to launch the building of an advanced cancer treatment center he donated to National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH).

“I know it is useless to talk about many things given the current situation in Taiwan. Let’s just try to get things done instead,” said Gou, who presides over the world’s largest contract electronics making business, which pays NT$10 billion (US$330 million) in taxes to the government annually.

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