Mak­ing a joy­ful

The China Post - - FEATURE - BY ANITA YANG

Taitung County Gover­nor Justin Huang (黃健庭) gen­tly sips tea from a mug that reads “God is my boss” as he pa­tiently and con­fi­dently enu­mer­ates what Taitung County (臺東縣) has achieved and his am­bi­tions to bet­ter de­velop the county. The mug seems to serve as a re­minder that the de­ci­sions he makes don’t come from his per­sonal in­ter­est but from the Lord he is serv­ing as he serves the lo­cals. Huang’s fa­cial ex­pres­sions look dif­fer­ent com­pared to the in­ter­view we had last year, a heav­ier re­spon­si­bil­ity and con­cern seems to flow in his tones of speech.

Ex­pand­ing the Suc­cess­ful

Taitung Ex­pe­ri­ence

Be­ing re-elected, Huang stressed that “the aim of my sec­ond term is to con­tinue the suc­cess­ful Taitung ex­pe­ri­ence and to fur­ther de­velop im­ple­mented mea­sures from the last four years.” He plans to place em­pha­sis on two ma­jor as­pects in the four years to come. The first is to bet­ter de­velop Taitung in a qual­ity way, and sec­ond to be­come an in­ter­na­tional city and al­low more peo­ple to en­joy the fruit­ful de­vel­op­ments.

“Within the last four years, it has been proven that the pro­mo­tion of tourism is a suc­cess­ful strat­egy in im­prov­ing Taitung. Taitung strug­gled in the mar­gin of sur­viv­ing in the past so all in­vestors were wel­comed with open arms, but we know that in or­der to be­come an in­ter­na­tional city, a bal­ance be­tween eco­nomic growth and en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion needs to be kept up,” ex­plained Huang.

He added that na­ture is a pre­cious as­set and there­fore cre­at­ing a sus­tain­able en­vi­ron­ment is es­sen­tial. To achieve this, be­sides cen­tral gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tions, Taitung County also im­ple­ments its own land­scap­ing reg­u­la­tions.

Huang un­der­stands that not ev­ery­one senses a di­rect ben­e­fit from the eco­nomic growth brought by tourism pro­mo­tion, there­fore he plans to pro­vide

County Gover­nor Justin Huang (黃健庭) aims to ex­pand past suc­cess­ful mea­sures as well as pro­vid­ing a bet­ter qual­ity of life for the lo­cals.

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