The world's largest search engine operator, Google, is considering setting up its global data centre in Taiwan, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) said on Saturday.
Steve Chen, the economics minister of Taiwan, on Friday confirmed that Google was mulling launching a centre in Taiwan for data storage. The ministry has reserved a piece of land in the Changpin Industrial Park in Changhwa, western Taiwan.
Taiwan will offer incentives, such as a discount on the land tax, to Google and ensure a stable electricity supply, Chen said.
According to CNA, Google has considered 18 locations outside the US, including Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, to build its data storage centre, but is leaning towards Taiwan.