Taipei City announces plans to create 4,000 jobs with cloud computing park
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei City plans to build the island's first cloud computing park, which is expected to generate annual production value of NT$40 billion and create 4,000 jobs, officials said yesterday.
January 23, 2013, 4:28 pm TWN
The cloud computing park, which carries a price tag of NT$128.9 billion, will be built on the site currently used for the Taipei Flowers Market in the middle of Neihu Technology Park. The site is surrounded by Ruiguang Road, Gangquan Road, Zhouzi Street and Lane 393 of Ruiguang Road. Completion of the park is expected to take place in 2017, officials said.
The officials made the remarks during a cloud computing forum yesterday, which was attended by various government and business representatives including Chang Shan-cheng, minister-without-portfolio; Wu Ming-chi, vice chairman of the Council for Economic Planning and Development; Lu Shyue-chin, chairman of Chunghwa Telecom; and Tseng Kang, vice chairman of Asus.
The forum discussed various topics, including trends and objectives of cloud computing development, and construction of a cloud computing park in Taipei City.
According to officials with the Taipei City Department of Economic Development, the city last year formed a cloud computing promotional committee that serves as an advisory body to the city in its bid to strengthen the city's cloud computing sector.
“What we have decided to do is to build in Neihu Technology Park Taiwan's first cloud computing park, which is to be completed in 2017,” officials said. “The goal is to help enterprises upgrade and create value to their products via the cloud computing park, which will be equipped with cutting-edge infrastructure, service platform and other hardware and software.”