The Yunlin County government has rejected an offer by the Formosa Petrochemical Corp.'s (FPC's) No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Complex to sponsor the Taiwan Lantern Festival in the county next year, Yunlin Magistrate Lee Chin-yung (???) said Wednesday.
In a Facebook post that day, Lee wrote that his government has formally and publicly rejected the firm's sponsorship because of various disputes and ongoing litigation between the two sides, such as one involving air pollution and a fund to promote electricity development.
Lee said the budget to organize the 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival in February next year will be covered by other businesses and the government.
But the administrative department of the No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Complex in Mailiao, Yunlin County, expressed doubt that the lantern festival will be able to garner enough funds.
"Will the Taiwan Lantern Festival have enough funds, without the NT$65 million (US$2.06 million) from the complex?" the department asked.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel