TAIWAN'S SCIENCE-BASED PARKS

Transforming Taiwan into a hi-tech global manufacturing and R&D center.
Hsinchu Science Park (Established in 1980)
  • Location:

    Overall area of 1,373 hectares at 6 bases:

    • Hsinchu Science Park in Hsinchu City and County (653 hectares)
    • Hsinchu Biomedical Park in Hsinchu County (38 hectares)
    • Jhunan Science Park in Miaoli County (123 hectares)
    • Longtan Science Park in Taoyuan (107 hectares)
    • Tongluo Science Park in Miaoli County (350 hectares)
    • Yilan Science Park in Yilan County (102 hectares)
  • Facilities:

    Standard plants and factories, clinic, post office, bank, warehouses, truck depots, residential area with housing complexes, sports and recreation facilities, restaurants, bookstore, artificial lake, mini shopping center and experimental schools.

  • Industrial Development:

    440 companies involved with integrated circuits, computers and peripherals, telecommunications, optoelectronics, precision machinery and biotechnology.

Southern Taiwan Science Park (Established in 1996)
  • Location:

    Overall area of 1,613 hectares at 2 bases:

    • Tainan Science Park (1,043 hectares)
    • Kaohsiung Science Park (570 hectares)
  • Infrastructures:

    Site grading, road system, flood control, drainage system, water supply system (with a 3,000 tons elevated storage tank), wastewater recycling, sewage treatment plant (Design capacity Q = 90,000 CMD), waste disposal, bridges, lift station and flood control pump station, etc.

  • Industrial Development:

    123 companies involved with integrated circuits, computers and peripherals, telecommunications, optoelectronics, precision machinery and biotechnology.

Central Taiwan Science Park (Established in 2003)
  • Location:

    Overall area of 1,677 hectares at 5 bases:

    • Taichung Science Park (413 hectares
    • Houli Science Park in Taichung (255 hectares)
    • Erlin Science Park in Changhua County (635 hectares)
    • Huwei Science Park in Yunlin County (97 hectares)
    • Advanced Research Science Park in Nantou County (277 hectares)
  • Infrastructures:

    Service center in administrative, industrial and commercial affairs, dormitories, utilities & telecom system, detention ponds, wastewater treatment plants, parking lots, greenbelts, roads & traffic systems etc.

  • Industrial Development:

    66 companies involved with integrated circuits, computers and peripherals, telecommunications, optoelectronics, precision machinery and biotechnology.

Taiwan's transformation to a dynamic capitalist economy has been studied and marveled by experts all over the world because of its overwhelming success. Formerly relying on industrial manufacturing and a wide assortment of agricultural goods, Taiwan's government and business leaders took a bold step nearly forty years ago by deciding to follow the lead of Silicon Valley and establishing a land development specializing in the manufacturing and research and development of hi-tech industries. Thus, came forth Taiwan's first science park, the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), an approximately 1,400 hectare facility with 5 satellite parks sprawled across northern Taiwan, which now accommodates more than 400 companies seeking the latest technological breakthroughs in hi-tech areas such as integrated circuits, computers and peripherals, telecommunications, optoelectronics, precision machinery and biotechnology. The spectacular success of the Hsinchu Science Park not only fueled Taiwan's rise as one of the new Asian economic "tigers" in the late 1980s, but soon thereafter other types of science and technology-based industrial parks were being planned and developed all over the island, and it became apparent that a number of Taiwan's longstanding industries would have to make room for a new family of hi-technology and information age industries.

The Hsinchu Science Park was first established in 1980, and under its varying stages of development, has gradually expanded its facilities from its main park in Hsinchu to a number of other base site areas. With an extensive infrastructure providing its own water and power supply, telecommunications, convenient access to national freeways, the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and high speed rail, as well as close proximity to national universities and research institutes, the HSP provides the most ideal conditions and comfortable environment for its dwellers with a complete combination of office and living facilities, communities, activity centers, recreational parks and basic services. Right from the start, CECI has been involved with the planning, design and construction supervision of this land development project by ensuring that all of the public facilities, including road systems, water supply systems, drainage systems, sewage and wastewater collection and treatment systems and landscaping are properly carried out according to the site demands and project requirements. Owing to the project's great success, CECI has since carried out the planning, design and construction supervision of the subsequent Southern Taiwan Science Park located in Tainan and Kaohsiung (beginning in 1995), and the Central Taiwan Science Park located in areas of central Taiwan. With the accumulated knowledge and experiences gained from these large-scale hi-tech land development projects, CECI continues to play its part in allowing Taiwan fulfill its vision of becoming a global manufacturing and R&D center for the highly competitive and cutting edge market of high technology products.