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Taiwan Sugar is going to cut down trees and grow electricity again! 160 hectares of forest land in Hualien are threatened to be destroyed and infringe upon the traditional areas of the tribe.

Published: 2024-07-13 Author: mysheen
Last Updated: 2024/07/13, Taiwan Sugar is going to cut down trees and grow electricity again! 160 hectares of forest land in Hualien are threatened to be destroyed and infringe upon the traditional areas of the tribe.

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The Council of Agriculture banned the planting of electricity on agricultural land for three times, but the Taiwan Sugar Company went in the opposite direction and continued to plan to release agricultural land. A few days ago, "upstream and downstream" revealed that Taiwan Sugar wanted to build a light power plant to develop 25 hectares of agricultural land in Yunlin Gukeng Township. Following the track, it was found that the Gukeng case was only the tip of the iceberg. Taiwan Sugar decided in the same batch to release a total of four photovoltaics for land development, covering an area of 230 hectares. The largest one is located in Fenglin Town, Hualien, with a land area of 160 hectares and more than six Daan Forest Park.

On the other hand, in February last year (2020), a dispute over "cutting down trees and planting electricity" occurred in Wanluan, Pingtung. In July, the Council of Agriculture announced that it would take two months to take stock of the results of afforestation across the country and determine the principles for the development and utilization of afforestation sites. However, half a year has passed since the inventory, but the results have not yet been announced. In the past, the Council of Agriculture was determined to strictly control agricultural land and grow electricity, but now it is ambiguous and vague in the face of Taiwan Sugar's continued planning to release farmland.

What is more noteworthy is that this case involves the traditional field of indigenous tribes. Without the tribe's knowledge, Taiwan Sugar has decided to release the development of optoelectronics, which may violate the prior principle of "tribal consultative consent right" (FPIC). Tribal workers are even more worried that if they follow the practice of the Zhiben Photoelectricity case and wait for the tender to be approved by the development company to obtain the "consent" of the tribe, it may lead to tribal division and conflict.

Taiwan Sugar plans to plant electricity in Hualien afforestation land (provided by enthusiastic people) Taiwan Sugar: release farmland in line with the national energy policy

After exposing the Gukeng photoelectric case, the upstream and downstream reporters found that on July 31 last year, the board of directors of Taiwan Sugar Company decided to release four pieces of farmland development optoelectronics, including Gu.

 
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