Academia Sinica to establish a southern branch in Tainan

Chen on Friday afternoon arrived in  Tainan to attend a press conference on the administration’s plan to establish a southern branch in Tainan.

Chen: Academia Sinica to establish a southern branch in Tainan

Chen on Friday afternoon arrived in Tainan to attend a press conference on the administration’s plan to establish a southern branch in Tainan.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen, who was also the vice-president of Academia Sinica, arrived Tainan High Speed Rail station located in Guiren District on Friday afternoon to attend a press conference on the administration’s plan to establish a southern branch in Tainan.

“The establishment of the southern branch is crucial to the administration’s development,” Chen said, which can create business opportunities and push for the development of green energy, as well as many other advantages.

Chen’s popularity in southern Taiwan was shown as many people came out to show their support to Chen and asked to take a picture with him.

Chen said, in 2012 the administration has reached a preliminary agreement with the Tainan city government on this particular issue. In order to narrow the development gap between the north and south of the island, the administration has been pushing for the project.

The Academia Sinica of southern branch will have three main advantages, Chen added, which are “green energy development,” “agriculture development,” and “archeology development,” and are expected to increase 2,000 job opportunities. Tainan City Mayor William Lai, who also attended the press conference, expressed his gratitude for Chen’s visit to Tainan, and hoped that the future of Tainan serves not only as a cultural capital, but an important base for research and technology.