Kaohsiung city’s investment climate reviewed in report


KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan — A research report on the investment environment in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, from a European perspective, was released yesterday for the reference of potential European investors, a local official said. According to a member of Kaohsiung City’s Economic Development Planning Committee, the research was conducted by the CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets — a major brokerage and investment group headquartered in Hong Kong — and commissioned by the European Chamber of Commerce Taipei.

The report noted Kaohsiung City’s economic development and resulting advantages, and also suggested areas in which the city could make improvements to create a better investment climate.

The research focused on potential business opportunities for European investors in Kaohsiung City and the neighboring Kaohsiung County, Pingtung County, Tainan County, and Tainan City.

Kaohsiung City is becoming more logistically competent due to a more comprehensive transportation network that comprises Kaohsiung International Airport and the city’s high speed rail, mass rapid transit, and highway systems, the committee member said, adding that the Kaohsiung city Government would welcome investments by European transnational enterprises. Kaohsiung city government officials, who attended an event that marked the release of the report yesterday, exchanged views with the report’s researchers on the city’s future development, the committee member said.