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Tsai visits Datan algal reef ahead of Dec. 18 referendum (2021/11/25)
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    Tsai visits Datan algal reef ahead of Dec. 18 referendum (2021/11/25)

    There’s less than a month to go before the Dec. 18 referendums. One question on the ballot is whether an LNG terminal project in Taoyuan should be moved away from an algal reef. When visiting the reef on Thursday, President Tsai Ing-wen rallied the public to vote “no.” She said that the terminal was key to reducing air pollution in central and southern Taiwan. She said adjustments had already been made to the construction plan, to preserve the ecosystem of the reef.

    President Tsai Ing-wen is here at the controversial site of the Datan terminal project. She’s joined by the vice economics minister and the mayor of Taoyuan, as she inspects the state of a nearby algal reef. It’s her first visit to the site since 2013.

    Tsai Ing-wen
    President
    All the way from Xinwu to the Datan Power Plant – for me, this is like revisiting my old haunts. On the internet, many people have seen pictures of me taken during my visit to Xinwu eight years ago. I had written a note that read, “May the algal reefs remain forever.” At the time, I had written it to urge protections for the Guanxin algal reefs. Secondly, I want to explain right here, that the third LNG terminal is not being built on an algal reef. I want to make it clear to everyone that the terminal project is already one-third of the way complete. And everyone was able to see just now that Datan algal reef is still there, in its original place.

    Lee Chia-hua
    FTV reporter
    Ahead of the Dec. 18 referendum, the president needs to tell the moderate voter, as well as environmental groups, how she will strike a balance between environmental protection and national development to deliver a win-win.

    At the end of this construction site is the Datan algal reef. The terminal will be relocated by 455 meters, to eliminate the need for dredging that could destroy the reef. Compared to the project’s blueprint under the Ma administration, the current area of development is 90% smaller, spanning just 23 hectares. Tsai said the project would contribute to Taiwan’s power supply, and that the reef would still be preserved.

    Tsai Ing-wen
    President
    Electricity generated by Datan will play an important role in stabilizing the power supply of the north. This third LNG terminal, and the Datan project in particular, is crucial to reducing air pollution in central and southern Taiwan. Protecting the reef and reducing air pollution are not mutually exclusive.

    Tsai spoke at length about the project, whose fate will go up for a vote on Dec. 18. She also vowed to create a fund of NT$1 billion that’s devoted to reef conservation.
    中文 Chinese  
    相隔8年! 蔡總統今視察觀新.大潭藻礁

    距離1218四大公投,只剩下不到一個月時間,其中三接遷離公投案,引起生態與能源問題的討論。總統蔡英文今天(25日)前往桃園視察''觀新、大潭藻礁生態和大潭電廠'',讓民眾了解三接沒有蓋在藻礁上,強調政府方案就是雙贏的做法。

    沒邀請三接遷離公投領銜人潘忠政,總統蔡英文在經濟部次長曾文生和桃園市長鄭文燦陪同之下,親自視察藻礁,這也是繼2013年,蔡英文睽違8年再次來到觀新藻礁。

    [[總統 蔡英文]]
    “一路上從新屋到大潭電廠,這裡對我來說算是舊地重遊,很多人在網路上看到我八年前在新屋的照片,寫下藻礁永存,當時是為了要呼籲保護觀新藻礁。第二個我想在這裡再一次說明,三接沒有蓋在藻礁上,跟大家說明三接工程已經蓋了三分之一,剛剛大家都看到了,大潭藻礁還在,還在原處”

    [[民視記者 李佳樺]]
    “面對1218公投即將到來,總統也要告訴中間選民跟環團,如何在環境保護,以及國家發展中取得雙贏”

    施工連通道的底端就是大潭藻礁,將工業港再外推455公尺,不必浚挖、不破壞水下礁體,和馬政府時期相比,已經把開發面積縮小9成只剩下23公頃。強調兼顧供電也護藻礁。

    [[總統 蔡英文]]
    “大潭發出來的電,將是我們北部供應穩定的重要關鍵,我們三接,尤其是大潭這裡,也是我們中南部降低空污的關鍵,保護藻礁生態,減少中南部的空污污染,應該是一個兩全的價值”

    蔡總統正面迎戰,積極說明,更掛保證未來以10億基金做生態藻礁保育基金,用誠意積極說服選民。


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