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Industry development center almost ready in Pingtung County: gov't

The Pingtung County Government yesterday announced that an industry development center is approaching completion.

The facility consists of a service center, a workshop and a performance venue, and was designed to promote the development of industries that leverage the unique cultural attributes of the Linali (禮納里部落), a tribe that resides in Pingtung County.

Since the destruction wrought by Typhoon Morakot in 2009, the local government has been striving toward rebuilding the area, establishing numerous permanent housing solutions for the local populace afflicted. Plans include an industry development center to provide a foundation for sustainable revenues for the area.

After consulting a multitude of tribes residing in the region, the facility is poised to showcase the unique cultural attributes of the county's aboriginal tribes through commercialized arts and crafts such as woodcarving, knitting, leather works and pottery.

The facility is expected to commence operations toward mid-April, an important milestone in rebuilding the disaster-afflicted region.

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