Civic groups demand review of infrastructure plan

Fourteen civic groups are calling for a review of the government's infrastructure plan.

At a press conference Tuesday, the groups said the plan has not gone through a policy evaluation process. They also expressed concerns about a recent session of the Legislature where lawmakers declared a review of the plan finished after only one minute.

National Taiwan University professor Hsu Kuang-jung said Taiwan has become less competitive in many areas and that infrastructure need not be a priority. She asked how the public can be sure it is not putting future generations in debt without analysis of the plans' cost-effectiveness.

Professor Liu Ching-yi, also of National Taiwan University, said the Cabinet should withdraw its plan and make its proposal clearer.

The groups plan to complete their own review of the infrastructure plan over the coming months.

Source: Radio Taiwan International