COA Actively Assists Phase-5 Orchid Development and Management Area Construction in Order to Further Promote Orcid Industry by Enhancing Its Production Cluster Effect
The Council of Agriculture (COA) said that after completing the first three phases of the five-phase Taiwan Orchid Plantation construction project, businesses have moved in the park and begun production. As the phase-4 development is almost completed now, all contracted businesses have moved in the orchid park. Since more businesses have expressed the hope to move in so the land for its phase-5 development is needed urgently. To promote the development of the orchid industry with an all-out effort, the Council approved on August 12, 2011 to subsidize the Tainan City Government in implementing the Taiwan Orchid Plantation’s phase-5 land development project in 2011 with total funds exceeding NT$210 million. The COA agreed to provide more than NT$190 million, accounting for 95% of the total funds, and expected the Tainan City Government to complete the development of the park as soon as possible. Moreover, in order to perfect the management of the Orchid Plantation the Council has also assisted and guided the Tainan City Government in formulating regulations governing the management of the
It has been arranged for the Tainan City Government to lease land from Taiwan Sugar Corporation for the development of Taiwan Orchid Plantation and it was originally planned to get the land for the plantation’s phase-5 development, explained the COA. But the arrangement was delayed due to the competition and cooperation between state-run enterprises and the private industry. After the COA’s active negotiations with the Tainan City Government and relevant organizations, the Board of Directors of Taiwan Sugar Corporation finally agreed on July 29, 2011 to lend the land to the park.
Industry Cooperates with Government, Academe and Research Institutes to Consolidate Leading Position of
The Council noted that the local orchid industry has been highly competitive in the world because
Moreover, the COA has also actively assisted businesses in participating international flower exhibitions and subsidized orchid production and marketing organizations to sponsor the annual Taiwan International Orchid Show in the Orchid Plantation park since 2005. Taiwan International Orchid Show, International Orchid Festival in