台積電明年高雄設廠 落腳煉油廠舊址

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has confirmed it will start building a fab in Kaohsiung next year. While many residents welcome the news, others are worried about the already surging housing prices.



New buildings continue to sprout up next to Taiwan High Speed Rail's Zuoying Station. The high cost of housing is already a problem in Kaohsiung, and that problem is expected to worsen after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and the Kaohsiung City Government announced on Nov. 9 that TSMC will build a fab to manufacture 7-nanometer and 28-nanometer process chips in Kaohsiung. The location is the site of a former CPC Corporation oil refinery. Construction will begin in 2022, and the fab is expected to be operational by the end of 2024.

Chen Chi-mai, Kaohsiung City Mayor: “Our department heads and deputy department heads all went to inspect the site to see the progress that has been made in pollution remediation. Right now, we are ahead of schedule. There is a report every day, and I personally read it. When will we finish? We are planning to hand over the land to TSMC during the middle of next year.”

The Kaohsiung City Government lobbied TSMC to build a fab in the city and sped up the restoration of the old oil refinery site as an incentive. It is aiming to hand over the land in the middle of 2022. It hopes that the fab will accelerate the development of the city's tech industry and create jobs. Many residents are happy to see it happen, although some said they didn't think there would be that many new job opportunities. They also expressed concerns that housing prices would rise, further pricing young people out.

Mr. Su, Resident: “I have some concerns about future housing prices after hearing the news. Young people simply can't afford them.”

Ms. Li, Resident: “There might be more job openings for engineers and fewer opportunities for those of us who studied humanities or management.”

Residents had differing opinions about TSMC's entry into the city. Even before the fab was officially confirmed, housing prices in the districts of Zuoying and Nanzi were already very high and growing. Now, prices may have no way of going back down. Starting salaries are already unable to keep up with housing prices, and living in Kaohsiung may become even harder in the future.

 

 

 

高鐵左營站附近大樓一直蓋,但年輕人卻擔心越來越買不起,因為台積電跟高市府9號證實,台積電要在高雄煉油廠舊址蓋7奈米跟28奈米製程晶圓廠,明年動工、預計2024年底開始生產。


高雄市長陳其邁表示:「我們的處長跟副處長級,都進駐在現場,看整個現在汙染的整治狀況,到目前為止是進度有稍微超前,所以我們每天都有一個報表,我自己都會看,到底這個進度到什麼時候,我們大概預計在明年中,會交地給台積電。」


市府為了爭取台積電設廠,加速煉油廠舊址的環境整治,預計明年中交地,希望台積電來了之後,能帶動高雄科技產業的發展、創造就業機會,多數民眾普遍看好,但也有民眾擔心就業機會侷限、幫助不大之外,卻還讓房價漲到年輕人買不起。


民眾蘇先生表示:「消息出來之後,也會慢慢擔心到之後未來面對房價,年輕人比較沒有辦法下手。」
 

民眾李小姐表示:「工科方面吧,可能就還是工程師的職缺會比較多,那如果像我們是文科或管理相關的話,就比較擔心的是不是沒有相關的機會。」

民眾對台積電來高雄一則以喜一則以憂,因為從設廠消息還沒證實前,左營楠梓房價就不斷上漲,現在證實後價格恐怕更回不去,在起薪遲遲跟不上漲幅的現在,民眾就怕未來在高雄的生活會更加不容易。

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