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2021-05-05 10:15
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Officials Unveiled 5G AIoT Hub Project at Kaohsiung's Asia New Bay Area

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President Tsai Ing-Wen delivered opening remarks during her inspection of 5G  AIoT Innovation Park in the Asia New Bay Area in Kaohsiung.
President Tsai Ing-wen inspected the "5G AIoT Park in the Asia New Bay Area" in Kaohsiung on Feb. 28, and listened to the comprehensive project roadmap presented by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Kaohsiung City Government in Ji Hui Auditorium on 7F of Kaohsiung Main Public Library. The Executive Yuan announced a budget of NTD 11 billion over five years to combine interdepartmental capacity across Kaohsiung City Government, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, National Development Council, National Communications Commission, and Ministry of Culture, and invest in the development of the park, talent incubation center, startup hub, and 5G AIoT smart facilities, making the park the most comprehensive domestic 5G AIoT lab with the largest investment. The park is expected to attract 50 domestic and overseas companies and 120 startups within 5 years and facilitate NTD 30 billions of investment, increasing the output of related industries in Kaohsiung to NTD 120 billion. After the presentation, President Tsai went to the New Bay Garden on the roof for an overview of the Port of Kaohsiung. President Tsai's inspection was also joined by over 100 companies. After the inspection, Minister Wang Mei-hua of Economic Affairs immediately held a seminar to listen to the opinions of the industry.

Director General Chiou Chyou-Huey of Department of Industrial Technology, MOEA, reported on the project on behalf of the involving government departments and agencies, pointing out that there were five major actions: First, expand Kaohsiung Software Park Phase 2 and enterprise headquarters zone to provide enterprises quality office spaces; second, establish the startup park in the Asia New Bay Area to attract international accelerators; third, build incubation base and cooperate with leading local enterprises to incubate related talents of content technology; fourth, complete necessary basic infrastructures of smart city, such as 5G network and smart pole; fifth, utilize venues, including Kaohsiung Music Center, Exhibition Center, e-Sports Arena, and Port Terminal, in the Asia New Bay Area, to offer the public smart services, such as 5G VR concerts, smart interactive exhibitions, and drone AR competitions, building a sound foundation for the development of many of Taiwan's forward-looking 5G AIoT technologies in Kaohsiung.