Community empowerment refers to empowering the people. By getting members of society involved, the Ministry is helping local communities to:
Phase II (Two) of the Ministry's Community Empowerment Project is slated for 2008 through 2016. The three main objectives of the Ministry's 9-year plan are:
In developing a community that is bonded by more than simply geographical proximity, residents can collectively promote and strengthen their local culture, heritage, environment, tourism and economy.
Log onto the Ministry's bilingualTaiwan Community Interaction Website for eyewitness accounts of community transformation and the establishment of so-called "new hometowns.”