Outgoing premier claims fiscal policies to continue
CNATAIPEI--Outgoing Premier Sean Chen said Saturday that a series of projects related to developing the economy will not be discontinued because of his resignation but will in fact be pushed vigorously.
February 3, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
Chen, who will step down in two weeks to serve as an adviser to President Ma Ying-jeou, made the remarks during an inspection tour of a recently repaired section of the Suhua Highway in eastern Taiwan, accompanied by Transportation Minister and Vice Premier-designate Mao Chi-kuo.
Chen was asked if Vice Premier Jiang Yi-huah — who has been named as his successor — and Mao will continue to push for major economic stimulus packages pushed by him, given that neither of them are versed in economic issues.
Chen affirmed that the economic power-up plan, initiated by the Cabinet to build a solid base for Taiwan using mid- and long-term solutions, as well as a free economic demonstration zone scheduled to be located in Kaohsiung, will continue.
Chen also said that both men actually have expertise in economics.
He noted that the economic stimulus packages have been “pushed by the administrative team, and not by me alone.”