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The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC; Chinese: 台灣自來水公司; pinyin: Táiwān Zìláishuǐ Gōngsī) is a state-owned water utility providing water supply to Taiwan and offshore islands. The company is headquartered in North District, Taichung.

Taiwan Water Corporation
台灣自來水公司
IndustryWater supply
Founded1 April 1973[1]
Headquarters,
Area served
Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Lienchiang
Key people
Wei Ming-ku (Chairperson)
Hu Nan-tzer (President)
ParentMinistry of Economic Affairs
Websitewww.water.gov.tw

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HistoryEdit

In 1972, President Chiang Ching-kuo instructed that a water corporation be set up to develop and unified public water supply system island-wide. Taiwan Water Corporation was inaugurated by the Taiwan Provincial Government in 1974.

Former chairman Hsu Hsiang-kun was arrested on bribery and corruption charges in September 2007,[2] and indicted in August 2014.[3] Hsu had contracted Kintech Technology Company to expand two water purification facilities in 2002. The project deadline was extended twice to November 2003 and March 2005. Hsu then accepted NT$5 million to grant Kintech a third extension to September 2007, by which time the project was completed.[4]

Organizational structureEdit

  • Department of Planning
  • Department of Public Works
  • Department of Water Supply
  • Department of Business
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Materials
  • Department of Water Quality
  • Department of Industrial Safety and Environment Protection
  • Department of Information Management
  • Department of General Affairs
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Human Resources
  • Department of Civil Service Ethics
  • Water Loss Management Center
  • Bidding Center

Branch officesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Us". Water.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
  2. ^ "Taiwan Water chairman Hsu, four others arrested". Taipei Times. 8 Sep 2007. p. 2. Retrieved 2 Sep 2014.
  3. ^ Chen, Sophia; Kao, Evelyn (1 September 2014). "Taiwan Water Corp. ex-chairman indicted on corruption charges". Central News Agency. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  4. ^ Chen, Ted (2 September 2014). "Taichung prosecutors indict ex-TWC chair for bribery". China Post. Retrieved 2 September 2014.