||In recent years, “Boost the economy and cut down the unemployment rate” has become a common understanding of the people in Taiwan, which is the government’s goal for economic development as well. One of the most effective strategies to boost the economy is to encourage investment. However, the rising concern of environmental protection and the consciousness of living peacefully with the mother natural have become a trend nowadays. Furthermore, not only business but also the government and the neighboring residents have increased their standards for environmental protection. Therefore, the industry has tended to be more prudent to any new development project.|
What deserves to be mentioned is, no matter how wonderful a proposed project is, without the support of local residents, no project can be executed. Therefore, we should regard the citizen participation and environmental impact assessment (EIA).
China Petroleum Corporation (CPC) proposed at the end of 2002, aiming to
make the transformation from an oil plant to a hi-tech petrochemical zone on
Kaohsiung Oil Refinery, with new petrochemical equipment and nono-technology.
Ministry of Economic Affairs has agreed with the proposed transformation with the condition that CPC has to obtain approval from the local residents, representatives and government.
According to the analysis of power interaction, this study intends to provide
related policy suggestions to the government and CPC with the purpose of economic prosperity. For the evolution of modern society, sustainable development and business continuity will play important roles. Besides adopting opinion poll, Delphi Technique is also applied as the research methodology to carry on experts’ interviews and questionnaires investigation.