The execution, approval and ratification of the bulk water contract by all the respondents resulted in the giving of unwarranted benefits, advantage and preference to IBDC
, to the damage and prejudice of Majayjay," the Ombudsman decision read.
The 2012 IBDC award ceremony was held on the opening day of the 25th Taipei international Cycle Show (TAIPEI CYCLE 2012) that was staged March 7-10 in the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
Wu, director general of DoIT, lavished praise of the IBDC as a key platform to create, innovate and constantly upgrade Taiwan's bicycle sector.
Cycling & Health R&D Center (CHC), the executive organization of the highly internationalized contest, says the IBDC is the only bicycle-exclusive design event worldwide, not another added-bonus to a trade show, as well as a contest that seriously explores trendsetting bicycle designs that set milestones, build new mindsets, and perhaps significantly reinvent the wheel.
Wu, director general of Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), praised the IBDC as a key platform to create, innovate and constantly upgrade Taiwan's bicycle line: "The IBDC, now entering its 14th year, has won recognition and praises from home and abroad.
The IBDC stresses that its members are indeed capable of soaking up the pool of unemployed, but they have no access to finance to expand production and open new businesses.
In recent months, banks have come under severe criticism from the IBDC for discriminating against small, black-owned businesses in favour of big, white-owned enterprises in their lending policies.
The Grand Prize of the 14th IBDC
went to Taiwanese industrial designer Hsi Huang for his 'Shopping Bike', a folding bike that transforms into a shopping cart.
The Grand Prize of the 14th IBDC went to Taiwanese designer Hsi Huang for his 'Shopping Bike', a folding bike that transforms into a shopping cart.
The IBDC aims to not only influence current manufacturers and their bicycle designs but also to provide a professional job platform for these new talents.
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), chief organizer of this year's show, has also planned a complete schedule of supporting events, including the International Bicycle Design Competition (IBDC) Award Ceremony, Taipei Power Forum-2010 LEV Symposium, an International Bicycle Trend Forum, Taiwan Cycle Night, an outdoor cycling test ride area, and a special exhibit of entries for the IBDC and the Innovative Products Competition Award.
This year's 14th annual IBDC received 720 entries from 49 countries, all competing for the grand prize of NT$ 500,000.