Taipei, May 16, 2012 (CENS)—The Taichung Software Park broke ground on May 15, with Shih Yien-shiang, minister of economics, pointing out that the park will be in an officially-approved, cross-industry-engineered program specially designed for the Nangang Software Park, Kaohsiung Software Park, dubbed “Creative Golden Triangle,” to promote, further build Taiwan’s software industry, estimated by experts to have the capacity to create NT$15 billion in output value yearly.
Shih said that the Nangang Software Park is already in the third phase of development, with the Kaohsiung Software Park already 70-80% leased, making the groundbreaking of the Taichung Software Park a much-needed momentum driver for Taiwan’s “soft economy.”
Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is promoting the attraction of all kinds of knowledge-based service businesses to set up in the Taichung Software Park, including software service, computer, cloud computing, R&D, and cultural innovation and digital contents. With the promotional program backed by expert studies and based on reliable data, the MOEA says the software park is expected to attract NT$8 billion in investments and create 5,000 high-end, highly-paid jobs.
In addition, Google has decided to invest US$100 million to set up a cloud-end computing data center in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Zone, and the BOT (build-operate-transfer) Taichung cloud-end digital data building is scheduled to start promoting to investors in July. Such trend looks set to gradually turn central Taiwan into a new cloud-end computing base in Taiwan. The Taichung cloud-end digital data building, budgeted at NT$2.8 billion, is located in the vicinity of the Wuri station of the Taiwan high-speed rail; while the NTT is reportedly also interested in this project.
The MOEA says its is mainly interested in attracting to the Taichung Software Park, so far allocated 4.96 hectares by the authorities, “clean” industries as information service, digital content, cloud-end computing and Chinese-language e-commerce businesses, with other secondary industries also of interest being TV programming, popular industry, and WiMAX industry.
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