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Global medical service providers sought for HSR

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff Reporter

The nation is planning to attract international medical service providers to establish operational bases in a designated property near the Taoyuan high-speed rail (HSR) station, the Bureau of High Speed Rail said yesterday.

Bureau Deputy Director--General Allen Hu (胡湘麟) said the development project would be located within the designated area for specified industrial usage, which is approximately 22 hectares, adding the bureau plans to allow private institutions to develop the property by granting them superficies rights of 50 years.

“We hope international corporations can use the property to establish their regional headquarters,” Hu said. “We also hope Taiwanese businesspeople in China who decide to return to Taiwan can have their operating bases here.”

Aside from having facilities such as international trade exhibition halls, hotels, shopping malls and leisure and amusement establishments, Hu said the project was different from the development around other high-speed rail stations because this property was designed to attract international medical service providers as well.

Those offering cosmetic medicine, health examinations and emergency medical services can set up their operating bases on the property, he said, adding those offering treatments to patients for epidemic diseases are barred from operating on the property.

Under Department of Health regulations, National Health Insurance does not cover international medical services.

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