All 15 campgrounds around Taiwan tested by the government recently failed to meet inspection standards, with four campgrounds found to be located in dangerous areas, the Department of Consumer Protection under the Executive Yuan announced Monday.
The safety inspections were carried out based on a set of requirements and standards, including location safety requirements, said Liu Ching-fang (劉清芳), director-general of the department, at an event Monday to present the inspection results.
Four campgrounds, two in Majia Township in Pingtung County and two in Hsinchu County, failed to meet location safety requirements, said department official Wang Demin (王德明).
Of the two campgrounds in Pingtung, one is located in an illegally developed hillside area and has been fined NT$60,000 (US$1,870) for violating the Soil and Water Conservation Act, according to Wang.
Of the two campsites in Hsinchu, one is located in an area prone to landslides and the other is in an area vulnerable to geological disasters, Wang said.
The other requirements used in the inspections were accident prevention measures, facility safety and management standards, liability insurance policies and the terms and conditions of standard contracts, according to Liu.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel