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Director Icyang of the Council of Indigenous Peoples Visited the Special Industrial Strongholds and Channels in Taichung City and Huadong New Village

  • 更新時間:2020/04/21 11:29:27

Icyang·Parod, the Director of the Council visited Huadong New Village in Taichung and learned about the establishment of special strongholds and channels for indigenous fine goods in Taichung today (12th).

Director Icyang headed for Guangfu New Village to listen to the implementation situation of “Establishment Plan of Special Strongholds and Channels for Indigenous Fine Goods in Taichung” and then stated that: in order to implement President Tsai, Ing-Wen’s policy of “strengthening the support network between the urban indigenous people and the indigenous villages to create a fair development opportunity”, the Council invested NT $50 million to activate the Guangfu New Village, build a business circle with consumption strength, and activate and smooth the sales and marketing channels through the establishment of the strongholds for fine goods of neighboring indigenous villages, so as to promote the employment opportunities of the indigenous people, and improve the visibility of brands and commodities.

After visiting Huadong New Village in Wufeng District in the afternoon to understand the progress of the project, Director Icyang pointed out that in the early stage, the government regarded the gathering of urban settlements of Indigenous Peoples as a violation of the construction, resulting in the opposition between the government and the tribes. In order to implement President Tsai, Ing-Wen’s policy of attaching great importance to the right of residence of urban Indigenous Peoples, the Council actively strove for a special budget of NT $180 million for the “Forward-looking Infrastructure Construction Plan” to promote the “Construction of Urban Tribes of Indigenous Peoples”. A total of about NT $46.42 million was spent on public facilities in Huadong New Village and Ziqiang New Village in Taiping District and Wufeng District, Taichung City for the improvement of community roads, drainage, lighting and landscaping facilities. The construction of the two settlements started on May 28, 2019. At present, the houses were re-built in Tzu Chi.

In the end, Director Icyang stressed that the Indigenous People moved into the city from the place of origin because of social changes and economic needs. In recent years, the Council had actively solved the residence rights of the Indigenous Peoples in the city. The two new villages were expected to be completed by June 2021 and could be moved in. Nearly 20 years of illegal settlements would become a thing of past. In the future, the indigenous people would have safe and sustainable houses and inherit the cultures of Indigenous Peoples.

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