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More than 80% of Kenting inns operating without licenses
墾丁旅館民宿 逾八成無營業登記

South Bay Beach in Kenting National Park is pictured on Aug. 14 last year.
這張照片攝於去年八月十四日墾丁國家公園的南灣沙灘。

Photo: Tsai Tsung-hsien, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者蔡宗憲

Since it was discovered last month that the Yoho Beach Resort in Pingtung County’s Kenting National Park had been operating illegally for more than a decade, the Ministry of the Interior has requested that all hotels operating illegally at national parks be investigated. According to a preliminary investigation, the only hotels operating illegally at national parks are all located at Kenting National Park. The report shows that 306 — more than 80 percent — of the 369 hotels and bed and breakfasts operating at the park have not completed the business license application process.

The ministry says that according to statistics from a comprehensive report on the park completed in November of 2011, there were 54 hotels each with 16 rooms or more and 315 bed and breakfasts each with 15 rooms or less doing business at the park. After collating the results with the Pingtung County government’s records, it was found that only nine of the hotels and 54 of the bed and breakfasts were licensed businesses, while the rest had not completed the business registration process.

According to the findings from a preliminary investigation, there are 261 bed and breakfasts and 45 hotels currently operating illegally at the park. Among the 45 hotels, 25 can apply to change their land-use description in order to obtain a hotel business license, two of which have already completed the application process but have not yet registered.

The ministry says that hotels and bed and breakfasts that are not eligible to apply to change their land-use description to obtain licenses will still be fined in accordance with the National Park Act and the Act for the Development of Tourism, adding that it will be trying actively to legally change the land-use description in order to grant hotels business licenses when possible. However, if a business stalls or delays in any way the agency will fine them and businesses that have been built illegally will be demolished in accordance with regulations.

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. eligible adj.

合乎條件的;有資格的 (he2 hu1 tiao2 jian4 de5; you3 zi1 ge2 de5)

例: Sorry, you are not eligible for this discount.

(不好意思,您不符合折扣條件。)

2. grant v.

准予;給予 (zhun2 yu3; gei2 yu3)

例: She granted him his request.

(她准予他的要求。)

3. demolish v.

拆除 (chai1 chu2)

例: The dilapidated building must be demolished.

(破舊不堪的大樓必須拆除。)


(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

上個月因爆發屏東縣墾丁國家公園的悠活麗緻渡假村違法經營十多年案件,內政部要求全面清查各個國家公園內的不合格旅館,根據初步調查結果,僅墾丁國家公園內有不合格旅館,其他均沒有。據悉,目前墾丁國家公園範圍內旅館與民宿計有三六九家,未完成營業登記竟高達三○六家,比例超過八成。

內政部指出,根據二0一一年十一月的墾丁國家公園通盤檢討統計,園區內房間數十六間以上的旅館約有五十四家,至於房間數十五間以下的民宿則有三一五家,經過與屏東縣政府核對,僅九家旅館及五十四家民宿有合法營業登記,其餘均未完成營業登記。

根據初步調查結果,整個墾丁國家公園內的不合格民宿與旅館,分別約有二六一家、四十五家。四十五家不合格旅館中的二十五家初步認定可輔導使照變更旅館使用,已有二家完成作業,但尚未登記。

內政部表示,初步針對無法輔導變更旅館使用執照的不合格旅館與民宿,根據國家公園法以及發展觀光條例等相關規定陸續執行裁罰,若可以輔導合法化將積極輔導其合法,業者如果拖延,將依相關規定裁罰,若屬於違章建築者,則可依規定執行報拆。

(自由時報記者徐義平)

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