Defense News
109/07/30

Unexploded ordnance in Gongliao waters destroyed by Navy


The Navy said on July 30 that they have a coastal working crew affiliated with Fleet 192 dispose of 13 shells of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Mao-ao Bay in Gongliao District, New Taipei City.

The Navy pointed out that the UXO has remained deserted for many years seriously rusted and has ruled that it is best to set it off where it is abandoned based on consensus agreed upon with government agencies and local representatives, including the Fishery Administration, Coast Guard Administration, Fishery Management Office of New Taipei City, Gongliao District Office, Gongliao District Fishery Association, Northeast Scenery Management Office, Fulian Elementary School and Fulian Village Representative. The explosion was completed at 10:15 today, following by verification at 14:00 to confirm that the 13 shells of UXO have been completely destroyed in hopes of ensuring safe, hazard-free living environment for local residents, students, tourists and fishermen.


The Navy Command Headquarter thanked all central and local agencies for their cooperation so the duty could be brought to accomplishment.
109/07/28

In accordance with the government’s policy of promoting civil engagement, the Ministry of National Defense is incorporating expertise and management ideas from the civil society to military hospitals and its affiliated command headquarters adhering to the Act of Promoting Civil Engagement in Public Infrastructure. The purpose is to enhance the realm of public engagement, which helps economize maintenance and management manpower, boost asset efficiency and facilitate local development.


The Ministry has sealed 9 deals, which total NT$0.547 billion. The rental revenue collected through 2019 topped NT$ 0.12 billion with additional royalty income of NT$ 0.2 billion, adding up to NT$ 0.32 billion in total. The two sources of income will be reserved for funds for military manufacturing and services respectively.


Honored with the Golden Thumb Award by the Executive Yuan, the ROT Army Dating Hall received awards in 2019 for exceptional services in the categories of government agency, civilian company and consulting firm, attracting the most attention.


Due to the impact of COVID-19, applications for the pandemic benefits for engagement are now being accepted based on the government order from the Ministry of Finance dated April 17, 2020, including subsidies on land rental and waiver of royalty. As of June 2020, the amount of benefits applied for reached NT $4.39 million.


In response to the public policy of long-term care, the space reserved based on such need is being evaluated, in which comprehensive long-term care institution will be established to provide full-time care. Some facilities for non-military purposes will be devised to diversify the military’s resources and promote local development, e.g. cultural creative galleries that provide tutorials of military knowledge.
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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

Words from the Minister

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