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Taiwan Infrastructure Report Q1 2013

  • Publication Date:January 2013
  • Publisher:Business Monitor
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:77
  • ISBN:169852

Taiwan Infrastructure Report Q1 2013

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BMI View: The renewed demand for housing and the increase in trade activity has given us cause to
believe that construction activity in Taiwan could see a short-term recovery, despite our expectations of a
deep economic slowdown in China, Taiwan's main trading partner, in 2013. We estimate that 2012 saw
flat construction growth (compared to a previous forecast of 1.2%) and forecast it to recover modestly to
4.9% in 2013. Over the long term, we are growing increasingly concerned about Taiwan's demographic
profile and the lack of progress with achieving greater economic integration with China. Both factors
could create a dour investment climate for construction, and we have revised down our long-term
forecasts to reflect this outlook.

Key developments that will impact growth include:
- In August 2012, Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) approved a
TWD66bn expansion plan for the country's international ports, according to Port Technology.
The programme will last for five years and Taiwan International Ports (TPI) will solicit transshipment
business from mainland China's second-tier cities for Kaohsiung Port. TPI is
responsible for Taiwan's four international ports: Keelung, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Hualien.
According to Port Technology, TPI submitted its plans to the CEPD, which calls for an
investment of US$50.7bn towards current projects, and a further US$15.3bn for future projects.
According to reports, the investments will be used to upgrade port infrastructure, and to the
building of new cruise ship terminals and a new container facility at the Port of Kaohsiung.
- In November 2012, the construction of a mass rapid transit line at Taiwan Taoyuan International
Airport is likely to be postponed after the expiration of a bid for the extension. The line, with
terminal stations at Taipei Main Station and the airport, was initially estimated to have a length
of 51.03km comprising 22 stations inbetween; however, after the extension of the line to Jhongli
Train Station was approved by Executive Yuan, the line will now stretch 53.07km with 24
stations in between. The total construction cost is estimated to be TWD13.8bn (US$471mn). The
construction plans are believed to have been impacted due to one reason or another, despite
plans to get the extension line up and running by 2018.

In November 2012, the Taiwanese cabinet granted approval to a development project that calls for an
investment of TWD10bn (US$343mn) for acquiring land, upgrading transportation and expanding Taipei
International Airport's (Songshan Airport) capacity. The project involves turning an area of up to five
hectares adjacent to the airport into a zone providing multi-functional facilities for holding meetings and
exhibitions, shops, accommodation, offices and aviation-related business to cater to the needs of
international business travelers. The airport is positioned to be the 'capital's business airport' catering to
international flights within the Asia-Pacific region and across the Taiwan Strait, according to an
Executive Yuan spokesperson, Cheng Li-wun.
BMI Industry View .... 5
SWOT Analysis . 6
Taiwan Infrastructure SWOT ... 6
Market Overview ....... 7
Building Materials .... 9
Asia .. 9
Industry Forecast Scenario ... 15
Table: Taiwan Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data, 2010-2016 ...... 15
Table: Taiwan Construction And Infrastructure Long Term Forecasts, 2015-2021 .. 16
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario . 18
Transport Infrastructure ....... 23
Table: Taiwan Transport Infrastructure Industry Data, 2010-2016 ... 23
Table: Taiwan Transport Infrastructure Long Term Forecasts, 2015-2021 ...... 23
Transport Infrastructure Outlook and Overview 24
Table: Competitiveness Of Taiwan's Infrastructure ..... 25
Major Projects Table - Transport ...... 31
Table: Major Projects - Transport 31
Energy and Utilities Infrastructure ..... 34
Table: Taiwan Energy and Utilities Infrastructure Industry Data, 2010-2016 .. 34
Table: Taiwan Energy and Utilities Infrastructure Long Term Forecasts, 2015-2021 ..... 34
Energy and Utilities Infrastructure Outlook and Overview ...... 35
Major Projects Table - Energy and Utilities ..... 41
Table: Major Projects - Energy and Utilities ...... 41
Residential/Non-Residential Construction and Social Infrastructure . 43
Table: Taiwan Residential and Non-residential Building Industry Data, 2010-2016 43
Table: Taiwan Residential and Non-residential Building Long Term Forecasts, 2015-2021 ... 43
Residential/Non-Residential Building Outlook and Overview .. 44
Major Projects Table - Residential/Non-Residential Construction And Social Infrastructure ...... 48
Table: Major Projects - Residential/Non-Residential Construction And Social Infrastructure 48
Risk/Reward Ratings ..... 49
Taiwan's Risk/Reward Ratings ... 49
Rewards ... 49
Risks . 49
Regional Overview 50
Asia Pacific Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings . 50
Asia Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings ...... 56
Company Profiles ... 57
Kung Sing Engineering ... 57
BES Engineering ..... 58
CTCI Corp ....... 60
Global Overview ..... 63
Methodology ... 70
Industry Forecasts 70
Construction Industry ..... 71
Data Methodology .. 71
New Infrastructure Data Sub-sectors .... 71
Construction .... 72
Capital Investment .. 73
Construction Sector Employment ... 74
Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings .... 75
Table: Infrastructure Business Environment Indicators ..... 76
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