By: Central News Agency
Taipei, May 9 (CNA) The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) took issue on Monday with a report that the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, home to Google’s cloud data center, is facing a water supply problem and losing investment because of it.
Both the Water Resources Agency under the MOEA and Taiwan Water Corp., a state-run company supervised by the MOEA, said the park’s water supply was adequate at present and would increase substantially when a water purification station is completed in late 2017.
The United Daily News reported on Monday that Google’s plan to expand its data center in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park has been halted due to an inadequate water supply.
It was the second investment setback Changhua County has suffered since Facebook, one of the world’s largest online social networking services, announced last week it was putting on hold a planned data center in Changhua’s Tianjhong Industrial Park, the report said.
The widely-circulated newspaper said the shortage of water was a major challenge facing the county in its efforts to attract investment, but MOEA officials questioned where the United Daily News was getting its information. [FULL STORY]