SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14 Asia Pulse – The Las Vegas-based MGM Group is interested in a development plan for Tapeng Bay in the southern Taiwan county of Pingtung, Taiwan Transportation and Communications Minister Yeh Chu-lan said here Sunday.
Yeh, who is visiting the United States to attract foreign investment for Taiwan’s tourist market, said the MGM Group has decided to dispatch officials in late September or early October to assess the Tapeng Bay recreational center project, despite the fact that she has set a precondition that no gambling facilities will be allowed in the compound.
The MGM Group enjoys a leadership role in the local casino Togel Hongkong business in Las Vegas after having taken over the management of the classy Bellagio and Mirage casino hotels. It is understood that the group sent personnel to Penghu Island last year to study the possibility of creating a gambling center there.
Accompanied by Taiwan officials stationed in San Francisco, Yeh also called at several casino hotels and tourist spots in Las Vegas to study how the city has succeeded in building such a big tourist empire in the sands of the Nevada desert. She was slated to pay a visit to the head of the Nevada tourist office and explain the Tapeng development project to the local tourism authorities Monday.
Traveling at the head of a delegation, Yeh arrived Friday in Las Vegas at the start of a 12-day tour to sell Taiwan’s tourism market. She will also fly to Hawaii and Japan.