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June 20, 2021

To help plan facilities at the resort and the investment required

Taiwan aims to pick casino resort consultant as early as July

(Taiwan).- The Taiwanese government plans to choose a consultant as early as July for a casino resort development on Taiwan's outlying islands, a Tourism Bureau official said Monday.

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We are aiming to conduct the tender in June and select the consultant as early as July...and they will be given around a year to do the planning," said the official, who declined to be named.

The consultant will help plan facilities at the resort and the investment required, and a supervisory committee headed by Transportation and Communications Minister Mao Chi-Kuo will handle regulatory issues involving the casinos, the official said.

"This committee will likely set up a new governmental agency in the future to manage the running of casinos," the official added.

The Commercial Times reported Monday the consultant will be hired to help plan a casino resort that will be operated under a build-operate-transfer basis, with a total investment amount of around us$ 1.8 bilion.

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