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110/01/13


The Naval Command stated today (13) that the Command has properly planned and adjusted the mission of the "Midshipmen Cruising & Training Squadron of the Goodwill Fleet by the Republic of China Navy" taking into account the current severe international epidemic situation, so that the mission has been changed into “summer training for recent graduates for year 2021 by the Navy Academy." This summer training will consist of four weeks of shore training and four weeks of port training, so that ship practice training and certification of on-duty deck officers, as well as marine sailing by fresh graduates, are all implemented. Therefore, they will be able to smoothly serve as officials with practical works on board of the vessel (troop) following graduation.


The Naval Command wants to emphasize that various epidemic prevention measures are being implemented during the training period  in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). Officers, soldiers, and students in missions will wear masks throughout the process and must have their body temperature taken and sterilize their hands with alcohol before class. As for co-training vessels, such measures as cabin separation and diversion of personnel have been carried out, and cabin disinfection and ventilation operations are conducted in both the morning and the afternoon. If personnel are suspected of having symptoms of the novel coronavirus or are feeling unwell, they will be immediately sent to the doctor for examination and treatment to ensure that all officers, soldiers, and students can stay healthy and safe.
110/01/05

To manage promotion of environmental protection policy by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), the MND has, based on the "Performance Evaluation Operation of the Authority for Green Procurement" but without affecting the security of national defense and combat readiness, focused on "designated procurement items" of Green Procurement to acquire products with environmental labels. As such, it is hoped that government procurement can expand the business opportunities of our country into green product areas, and achieve environmental protection benefits and goals.

The percentage of "designated procurement items" for procurement by the MND is in line with the standards set down by the EPA. The percentage of designated procurement items for green procurement from 2017 to 2019 were, respectively, 98.44%, 99.29%, and 99.32%. Procurement in 2019 topped that of previous years, and the procurement percentage remained high at 98.87% by December 31, 2020.

The results of the implementation of green procurement conducted by the MND have accommodated the annual target value of green procurement by the EPA overall. Furthermore, the MND was also decorated with the outstanding honor of the "Excellent" award in 2019 for green procurement following a performance evaluation coordinated by government authorities over the course of the year.

The MND will continue to cooperate with every policy guidance provided by the EPA to promote various environmental protection work, continuously supervise its affiliated units to carry out green procurement operations, and promote environmental protection training to enhance the effectiveness of green procurement through lectures and inspections, among other things, so it can work in tandem with the EPA and continue to improve environmental protection.
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The ROC Constitution stipulates that the ROC national defense aims to defend the nation's security and safeguard world peace. Under this, the nation's defense concepts, military strategies, military buildup, and objectives are formulated to prevent conflict. The current international situation and changes to the possible threat to the ROC are also taken into consideration in the making of defense policies at the current stage. The basic objectives are "preventing war," "defending the homeland," and "countering terrorism and responding to contingencies." The higher strategic goal is "effective deterrence, resolute defense" with the establishment of a quality self-defensive force capable of counterattack. China, though calling for reunification, has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. It has not only deployed an increasing number of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan but also staged large-scale military exercises with an overt saber-rattling intent The ROC Constitution stipulates that the ROC national defense aims to defend the nation's security and safeguard world peace. Under this, the nation's defense concepts, military strategies, military buildup, and objectives are formulated to prevent conflict. The current international situation and changes to the possible threat to the ROC are also taken into consideration in the making of defense policies at the current stage. The basic objectives are "preventing war," "defending the homeland," and "countering terrorism and responding to contingencies." The higher strategic goal is "effective deterrence, resolute defense" with the establishment of a quality self-defensive force capable of counterattack. China, though calling for reunification, has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. It has not only deployed an increasing number of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan but also staged large-scale military exercises with an overt saber-rattling intent

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The various and complicated affairs of national defense are closely correlated with the safety of our people’s lives and properties. I, De-Fa, am honored to take over the office of Ministry of National Defense today, 26th of February, and I deeply feel that I have great responsibility. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of the former Minister Feng, all kinds of reforms of national defense have been well established. Moreover, our officers and soldiers are devoted to the government and strongly maintain at their position. Especially in the rescue work The various and complicated affairs of national defense are closely correlated with the safety of our people’s lives and properties. I, De-Fa, am honored to take over the office of Ministry of National Defense today, 26th of February, and I deeply feel that I have great responsibility. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of the former Minister Feng, all kinds of reforms of national defense have been well established. Moreover, our officers and soldiers are devoted to the government and strongly maintain at their position. Especially in the rescue work