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Magistrate Chen Strives to Obtain Funding for Kinmen’s Infrastructure Plans from the Forward-looking Program

Magistrate Chen Strives to Obtain Funding for Kinmen’s Infrastructure Plans from the Forward-looking Program
08/05/2017
Reporter: Jhuang Huan-Ning / County Government

In order to receive funding from the Executive Yuan’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program, the Kinmen County Government has proposed several plans. Magistrate Chen Fu-Hai spared no effort to present the county’s plans to each competent ministry and agency in the hope of gaining their support. Magistrate Chen visited the Fujian Provincial Government yesterday to seek its assistance in actively coordinating with and seeking funding from the Executive Yuan so that Kinmen’s infrastructure plans can move along smoothly. Chief Secretary of the Fujian Provincial Government, Wong Ming-Jhih, stated that Chang Jing-Sen, Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan and Governor of Fujian Provincial Government, keeps a close eye on the Kinmen County Government’s plans and will help the county seek funding from the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program.

Accompanied by Director-general of Kinmen County Civil Affairs Department, Chen Yong-Ming, Deputy Director-general of Kinmen County Tourism Department, Wang Deng-Wei, and other directors, Magistrate Chen visited the Fujian Provincial Government yesterday morning. They were warmly welcomed by Chief Secretary, Wong Ming-Jhih, Director Lin Jhen-Cha, and Director Chen Chao-Jin from the Fujian Provincial Government. The two parties discussed Kinmen County Government’s proposed plans for the Executive Yuan’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program and other related issues.

Magistrate Chen pointed out that the county government’s competitive proposals include “Light Up the Center of the Town Program - Urban Development of Hopu, Kinmen,” “Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program – Road Quality Improvement Plan,” and “Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program – Aquatic Environment Plan.” All the proposals were submitted to the competent ministries and agencies of the central government for review and approval. The ministries and agencies also contacted the related departments of the Kinmen County Government to learn the details of each proposal. The Kinmen County Government will stay in close contact with the responsible point of contact at the Executive Yuan to provide relevant information. The county government will strive to seek approval for the funding and gain help from the provincial government, so the infrastructure development in Kinmen can be successfully promoted.
Chief Secretary Wong stated that the new administration has engaged in organizing and expanding comprehensive investment plans in infrastructure since it took office one year ago. The goal is to meet Taiwan’s infrastructure needs for the country’s mid-term to long-term development. It is crucial for Kinmen to learn how to utilize competitive proposals to be the first one to receive additional funding for regional infrastructure development to drive Kinmen’s future development. He praised Magistrate Chen’s efforts to seek funding from the Executive Yuan’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program. Magistrate Chen tirelessly visited each competent ministry and agency of the central government in the hope that the ministries and agencies would support the county government’s plans.

Chief Secretary Wong expressed that both the Fujian Provincial Government and the Kinmen-Matsu Joint Services Center will provide their full support to Kinmen County Government’s plans. Governor of Fujian Provincial Government, Chang Jing-Sen, who concurrently works as the Minister without Portfolio at the Executive Yuan, also supports Kinmen County Government’s competitive proposals. He will help the county seek funding from the ministries and agencies of the central government to facilitate Kinmen’s infrastructure development.

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  • Date:2017-12-12