Article – Northern Development to be promoted in Taiwan

19 September 2014
Northern Australia Development opportunities in mining, energy, manufacturing and agriculture will be showcased to potential investors in Taiwan.

Parliamentary Secretary for Northern Australia Gary Higgins is visiting Taiwan to speak at the 28th Annual Joint Conference of the Australia-Taiwan Business Council and the Republic of China-Australia Business Council.
“This conference is a great opportunity to push the opportunities that exist for Taiwan business investors in Northern Australia, especially mining, tourism and agribusiness,” he said.
“Taiwan is already an important customer for Darwin’s Ichthys LNG project with an estimated 1.75m tonnes of gas per annum set to be exported there.
“Northern Territory Government is keen to see that relationship expand further and I will be meeting with a range of potential gas investors and customers while I am in Taiwan.
“NT Government wants to strengthen relationships with strategic trade organisations in Taiwan, enhancing our attractiveness as an investment destination.
“Of particular interest to Taiwanese investors are opportunities for the mining of rare earths which are used in high tech electronics manufacturing.
“A range of meetings with potential rare earths buyers are on the agenda for this trip.
“NT also has a burgeoning phosphate industry and I look forward to meeting with Taiwanese fertiliser companies who are a prime market for these products.
“I’ll also be talking up lower cost options for entering the Territory’s resources industry through earlier stage exploration projects.
“NT is open for business and we are driving the development of the North through energy and mining.”
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