The two projects implemented by the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) in 2020: Improvement Project for Characteristic Public Roads of Indigenous Communities and Indigenous Communities Sustainable Development Project, had a budget achieving rate of 99.46%; while the Indigenous Communities Development Project (phase 2) of the Forward-Looking Infrastructure Development Program for Urban-Rural Development had a budget achieving rate of 99.63% in 2020. To reward the local governments and their employees for their hard work, the CIP organized the Indigenous Region Public Construction Year-End Performance Review and Award Ceremony in Yilan County on March 31, 2021.
In order to encourage local governments to improve the performance of public construction projects, the CIP reviewed the execution outcomes of government-subsidized public construction projects conducted in 2020 in Indigenous regions across the country and selected outstanding executive agencies for the presenting of awards.
The awards were given in three categories: the Improvement Project for Characteristic Public Roads of Indigenous Communities (the top three placements went to the Taoyuan City Government, Pingtung County Government, and Kaohsiung City Government, and additional awards for outstanding performance were awarded to the Mudan Township Office of Pingtung County, Ruisui Township Office of Hualien County, and the Beinan, Donghe, and Changbin Township Offices of Taitung County), the Improvement Project for Sustainable Landscaping and Forward-Looking Service Points in Indigenous Communities (the top three placements went to the Chiayi County Government, Nantou County Government, and Taitung County Government, and additional awards for outstanding performance were awarded to the Guangfu Township Office of Hualien County, Alishan Township Office of Chiayi County, Chishang Township Office of Taitung County, and the Chunri and Majia Township Offices of Pingtung County), and the Construction Inspection in Indigenous Regions (the top three placements went to the Kaohsiung City Government, Pingtung County Government, and Nantou County Government, and additional awards for outstanding performance were awarded to the Jianshi Township Office of Hsinchu County, Datong Township Office of Yilan County, and the Mudan, Wutai, and Taiwu Township Offices of Pingtung County).
CIP Deputy Minister Qucung Qalavangan explained that the remoteness of Indigenous regions makes the commissioning and execution of construction projects difficult to carry out, which is why the CIP would like to thank everyone for their hard work in helping the CIP reach a budget achieving rate of over 95% for all public construction projects conducted within the past five years. Additionally, the CIP underwent the review of the Executive Yuan’s Public Construction Commission on its performance in construction quality inspection, and was subsequently named an outstanding central government agency.
Deputy Minister Qucung noted that there are many difficult challenges present in implementing public construction projects for Indigenous peoples. So far in 2021, the CIP has approved a total funding of NT$822.47 million to 138 construction projects under the Improvement Project for Characteristic Public Roads of Indigenous Communities and the Forward-Looking Infrastructure Development Program for Urban-Rural Development: Indigenous Communities Development Project—Improvement Project for Public Facilities around Service Points and in Indigenous Communities. However, in order to ensure that the implementation of public construction projects in Indigenous regions continues uninterrupted, the CIP will further approve a funding of NT$280.13 million to 53 constructions. In total, the CIP will have approved a total of NT$112.6 million in 2021 to fund the improvement of public facilities and public access roads in Indigenous communities, in hopes of providing Indigenous peoples with a safer and more convenient living environment.
Lastly, Deputy Minister Qucung emphasized that we all carry the wishes and hopes of the Indigenous peoples and that the CIP will continue to support and work with local governments to meet everyone’s expectations and further the development of Indigenous communities.
Contact: Ku Chi-min (senior specialist);
Attached with one copy of the award-receiving agencies.