To actively cooperate with the government's policy on renewable energy development, national lands are to be released for the promotion of the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation equipment. Additionally, private resources are invited to revitalize and reuse state-owned cultural assets (hereinafter referred to as “cultural assets”), while preserving them. On June 30 and July 1, 2022 respectively, the NPA announced and launched one project of leasing national lands through tendering for solar PV purposes, and one project of leasing cultural assets through tendering. The relevant tendering information was disclosed on the official website of the NPA, under the “Convenience Service Business Network” → “Tendering Information → Tendering information on national non-public use properties" → "Information on leasing lands for the installation of solar photovoltaic power generation equipment" and "Information on leasing cultural assets through tendering". Those who are interested are encouraged to actively participate in the tenders.
According to the NPA, national lands located at Parcels No. 960 and 975, Yuemei Section, Shetou Township, Changhua County, as stated in the announcement of land leasing through tendering for solar PV, have a total area of about 0.6 hectares, with a zoning of transportation and a category of hillside lands in a conservation area. The lands are adjacent to the roads, with sufficient sun exposure, and is indeed an ideal leasing target. This bid is to be opened on August 3, 2022. The NPA further stated that, under the principle of not impacting conservation and not for public use, it would actively cooperate with the solar photovoltaic policy by providing national lands for the installation of solar PV facilities, through diversified approaches such as development applications (or consigned operations), joint improvement and utilization, lease through tendering, etc. in accordance with relevant provisions of the National Property Act. As of the end of June 2022, a total of 20 subject matters (cases) under the lease by tender were provided, including 18 cases of consigned operations and 2 cases of joint improvement and utilization. Cumulatively, a total of 40 cases, accounting for about 612 hectares, of national lands have contributed in power generation up to 498 Megawatts capacity, of which 367 Megawatts had been connected to the power grid.
In addition, the leasing of cultural assets through tendering conducted this time constitutes the first leasing target through tendering after the establishment of the “Assessment Mechanism for Selecting National Non-Public Use Culture Assets for Leasing through Tendering” by the NPA. The subject cultural asset of this case is located at No. 2, Jianye Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, at the intersection of Gezhi Road and Jianye Road, which is one of the national buildings in the cultural landscape, "US Army Dormitory Complex in Yangmingshan". The building is a single-story building with a building area of about 94 “ping”, and a land area of about 338 “ping” (including courtyard), which is close to Yangmingshan National Park and is in a quiet environment. According to the NPA, participating bidders shall prepare a plan in accordance with the Instructions to Tenders (ITT), stating in the plan contents the bidder’s professional ability and relevant experience, ideas on restoration and reuse of cultural assets, as well as management and maintenance planning, etc. The bid is to be opened on August 5, 2022 (for the selection of qualified bidders). If the review results in qualified bidders, an evaluation committee consisting of the leasing & tendering authority, the regulatory authority for cultural assets, experts, and scholars, is to select the winning bidder. After entering into the lease agreement, the winning bidder shall carry out matters of restoration and reuse, etc. in accordance with the Plans for Preserving and Maintaining the Cultural Landscapes stipulated by the regulatory authority for cultural assets. The subject property is scheduled for open viewing from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm on July 20 and July 25, 2022, respectively, by Northern Regional Branch of the NPA. Interested bidders are welcome to visit the site during the open viewing.
The NPA further indicated that in addition to the general leasing of national non-public use real estate through leasing, the leasing of national non-public use real estate, especially for the purposes of solar PV and cultural assets, the efforts made through the special mechanism by the NPA are in line with the government’s solar PV policy and cultural asset characteristics. All bidders must have certain professional and experience qualifications. This marks the first time of public tendering for the lease of cultural assets. It is expected that those professionals who are interested in the preservation and maintenance of cultural assets could participate in the bidding, and make joint efforts to ensure that the cultural assets are not sitting idly, so that more people can experience the beauty of the cultural assets closely after the revitalization and reuse of the cultural assets.
Contact person of the press release: Yang, Li-Sheng, Section Leader
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