In coordination with the "Economic Power-Up Plan" bought out by Executive Yuan to actively induce private investment into public infrastructures, Promotion of Private Participation, Ministry of Finance held a "Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects– New Opportunities for Investment Ventures Promotion Forum-Taichung Area" on May 15 2014. Participants of this event included private companies, Taichung City Government and MOTC. The purpose of this forum is to induce private developers to make business investments in public infrastructures via direct interaction and idea exchange in this event.
Authorities that participated in this sitting briefed on the investment projects for the reference of participating companies. For Taichung City Government (TCG) projects, there were Taichung Gateway District Project, Operation ＆Transfer (OT) Project in Gaomei Wetland Tourist Information Center & Experience hall, OT Project in City Historic Site-Chai Hsing Hills, OT Project in English & Art Museum,Building & Operation Investment Project in Taichung Harbor Special Zone for Port Industry Development. As for BOHSR, investment projects included "Lot No.101 and 108, New HSR Section of HSR Taichung Station Commercial/Manufacturing Park" and "Lot No.89, 90 and 96, New HSR Section Development Project of Commercial Districts".
The Commercial/Manufacturing Park and Commercial District projects possess the advantage of great geometrical locations where railway and highway networks intersects. The districts are suitable for corporation offices, business conference and training centers, wedding plazas, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, logistics centers, etc. and BOHSR plans to attract rental or superficies investment.
On-site inspections were also arranged in the Forum in hope of increasing investment success rate via company interactions. The inspection results would also be valuable reference for TCG and MOTC's future planning and investment strategy to approach market demands and result in higher investment success rate.