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Taichung science park's 2012 revenue forecast at over NT$300b

2012/07/27 20:50:57

Taipei, July 27 (CNA) The revenue generated by the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) in Taichung this year is likely to exceed NT$300 billion (US$9.9 billion), its administrative director-general Yang Wen-ke said Friday.

The CTSP is the only one among the three high-tech parks in Taiwan that recorded revenue growth in the first half of this year, with export revenue showing a 41 percent year-on-year increase, Yang said at a ceremony to mark the 9th anniversary of the science park.

Over the past nine years, 130 manufacturers have set up shop in the science park, investing over NT$2 trillion, Yang said.

The two other science parks in the country are located in Hsinchu in northern Taiwan and in Tainan, southern Taiwan. The Hsinchu Science Park specializes in the production of integrated circuits, while the central and southern Taiwan science parks host mainly manufacturers of optoelectronics products.

In February, the National Science Council's 2012 revenue forecasts for the three parks were NT$1.08 trillion for Hsinchu, NT$360 billion for CTSP and NT$630 billion for the park in Tainan.

(By Sophia Chen and Scully Hsiao)
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