chapter  18
Public Private Partnership in major Taiwan infrastructure projects
ByJUI-SHENG CHOU, H. PING TSERNG, KUO-CHI TSENG AND
Pages 16

Taiwan, also known as Formosa, is an island located in the middle of the West Pacific coast and East Asia. The country has an area of 36,193 km2 and a population of 23 million. In 2012, total nominal GDP was US$ 475.259 billion, and GDP per capita was US$ 20,403. Table 18.1 shows that Taiwan is ranked among the top countries in the world for competitiveness. According to the World Competitiveness Yearbook published by IMD (Institute for Management Development; www.imd. org/), its overall performance rankings ranged from sixth to eleventh during 2010-2013.