The “Taichung, Changhua, Nantou and Miaoli Regional Governance Platform” officially launched a chief executive meeting at the Miaoli County Government Office on Dec. 16th for the very first time. Miaoli CM HSU, Yao-Chang, Nantou Deputy CM Chen, Cheng-Sheng, Taichung City Mayor Lin, Chia-Lung, and Changhua Deputy CM Chou, Chih-Chung all attended the meeting. They went through a few discussions in an attempt to pass 21 proposals during the meeting so that they can vie for support from the central government. There were 14 proposals raised by them to discuss the new collaborative proposals of 4 counties and cities. A total of 35 collaborative proposals were raised at this time, revealing that the government is strongly determined to work hard on tourism through collaboration.
There 35 collaborative proposals received mutual agreement during the meeting that day. This will cover all recommendations submitted to the central government to increase the amount of subsidy for the 2017 educational funding given to the local government. There are 21 proposals seeking the favor of the central government and the other 14 proposals were presented to increase the chances of a collaborative proposal. Several fields should cover everything from transportation, agriculture, sanitation, environmental protection, disaster prevention, land administration, finance and taxation as well as the anti-fraud and anti-drug programs. It can highlight the point of the 4 county/city mayors from Central Taiwan, who continue to work closely together, for the benefit of the people.
Deputy CM Chen pointed out that part of the Taichung, Changhua, and Nantou county region has been categorized as a geologically sensitive area where the water supply was supplemented with groundwater by the end of last year as announced by MOEA. Starting this January, all reports on the land development should come up with a report about the security assessment of its geology upon each submission. As a result, it has allotted an additional amount of NT$50,000 to NT$100,000 for the drilling fee of each development case, which can be called a costly loss of money. Early this year, there was an objection placed by the 4 counties and cities altogether when they tried to raise their voices. They hoped that the central government can listen to the people’s wishes to minimize the scope of construction when running through a review, setting up a rating system, or exempting them from the security assessment of the geology. In this way, it may lower the impact and influence against the people’s rights.
CM Hsu said the Taichung, Changhua, Nantou and Miaoli Regional Governance Platform holds fast to the central idea of “cross-county or city, cross-topic and cross-party” ideal. They wished to build a whole-new style to achieve the cross-regional governance. In the past 2 years, they worked pro-actively together through action to set up a platform for food security. They issued the “Central Taiwan Pass (CT Pass)” to connect the 7 counties and cities in Taichung, Changhua, Nantou, Miaoli, Yunlin and Chiayi City and Chiayi County. They also held a “Consensus Camp for the Senior Executives in Taichung, Changhua, Nantou and Miaoli”. Each action they took shows brilliant collaborative work.
Afterwards, the guests who attended the meeting also joined the “Traveling to Central Taiwan—Have fun on an industrial tour” held by the 4 counties and cities to promote marketing during a press conference. They tried to stand up and speak for the tourism factory and story museum of industry in Central Taiwan. The mascots representing each county or city started the event. The chief executives and deputy chief executives from the 4 counties and cities also rolled the dice that represents each county or city in front of the large desktop game screen. They announced that the tourism tour of central Taiwan industry was officially launched. They also invited the general public to book a trip to Central Taiwan to join them to discover the glamorous stories of the local industries.