In coordination with the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program, MOTC established 3 major strategies for railway industry development: (1) assemble the “promotion of railway industry board” (2) improve the railway maintenance components and localization ratio and (3) establish the Railway Technical Research and Certification Institute. The goal of these strategies is to achieve large-scale demands, standardization of production and elimination of procurement barriers to domestic manufacturers.
On Mar. 5, 2018, MOTC launched the first meeting for the “promotion of railway industry board” confirming the 6 major action plans for follow-up railway industry development: (1) Select localization key items (2) Develop guidelines for procurement of railway systems (3) Formulate national standards (4) Integrate technology research and testing & certification capacity (5) Promote the Railway Technical Research and Certification Institute Project (6) Release maintenance opportunities on a regular basis.
Railway E&M System involves many industries such as electronics, machinery, electrics, information / communication, control and rail industries. With the promotion of the 3 major strategies and 6 major action plans of the railway industry, we hope to formulate general specifications and national standards to integrate and simplify domestically adopted systems. Moreover, we hope to take into account international standards, expand the production scale of parts and components, and gradually establish inspection certification and technology research and development capacity to increase the willingness of domestic manufacturers to participate in railway constructions and the supply ratio of domestic parts and components. Ultimately, the bureau will effectively promote the development of Taiwan’s railway industry.