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Taiwan Outlines Infrastructure Goals
Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou has proposed a comprehensive public infrastructure construction plan for Taiwan that aims to advance the country’s infrastructure, fiscal health and financial services, as well as to build Taiwan into a regional air and marine transportation hub.
Economic pacts with major trading partners are expected to complement the infrastructure plan and play a role in attracting foreign investment in public infrastructure projects. According to Christina Liu, Taiwan’s minister of the Council for Economic Planning and Development, several investors from countries have shown clear interest, and there are several projects in progress throughout Taiwan, accounting for NT$300 billion to NT$400 billion in foreign investment.
Ma’s plan features upgrades of basic software technology and hardware infrastructures to boost national competitiveness as well as upgrades to a