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Kinmen welcomes Chinese investment on tourism industry

June 2nd, 2010 by Formosa Medical Travel


Kinmen, May 29 (CNA) The Kinmen County government said Saturday that it welcomes a partly Chinese-funded joint venture that will build a resort and shopping center on the island of Kinmen.

The Investment Commission under the Ministry of Economic Affairs approved the project on Thursday, in which a Chinese company from Fujian Province plans to invest about NT$50 million (US$1.56 million) to set up a company with a Taiwanese partner on the offshore island.

The joint venture — which will be 49 percent owned by the Fujian-based company and 51 percent by the Taiwanese side — will be the first time a Chinese company has invested in Taiwan’s tourism industry.

Hsiao Yung-ping, an official at the Kinmen Industrial Development and Investment Promotion Commission, said that the company is eying the increased number of tourists traveling via the direct transport links between the Chinese city of Xiamen and the Taiwanese islands of Kinmen and Matsu — the so-called “mini-three-links.” Kinmen County’s efforts to make itself an island of medical tourism and leisure travel also provide a lot of business opportunities, he added.

Hsiao said that Kinmen County offers various investment incentives and will provide assistance to companies in need. (By Ni Kuo-yen and Fanny Liu)

International Medical Services Industry Forum 2009

November 9th, 2009 by Formosa Medical Travel

On Thursday, November 6th,  the International Medical Services Industry Forum 2009 was held at the World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan. Representatives from a number of different countries were in attendance at the event, which was sponsored by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council ( TAITRA).

The opening remarks were made by speakers from the Bureau of Foreign Trade, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Department of Health, and the Executive Yuan. The first keynote speech centered on the development of cardiac care in Taiwan, with a case study of Cheng Hsin General Hospital by Dr. Jeng Wei, the director of the heart center at Cheng Hsin. The second speech addressed the competitive advantages of plastic surgery in Taiwan, and was given by Dr. Yuen-Bih Tang, the director of plastic surgery at National Taiwan University Hospital.

After a short break, Dr. Gan Se Khem, the executive chairman of Health Management International gave an excellent speech on the strategic marketing of medical tourism in Asia. Finally, Dr. William Shwetzer from Tao Garden Health Spa and Resort gave a presentation on the integrative medical resort in Thailand.

The four-hour conference was very informative and well-attended. Formosa Medical Travel representatives were in attendance to answer questions presented by the hospitals and clinics that were present, as well as address the emergence of the American medical tourism market in Taiwan.

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