After hearing a progress report from the director general of the Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau, Jaw Shing-hau, Tsai emphasized that the government is committed to projects that will help improve the livelihood of residents in any region of the country, including outlying islands like Kinmen County
The head of the defense command for the Kinmen county
, located just off the southeastern coast of mainland China, said the drills included beach landing exercises and simulated attacks by the navy's elite "frogman" commandos, which displayed Taiwan's defense capabilities, the Associated Press reported. Hau Yi-he, Kinmen's commander, told AP that Taiwanese forces would continue the routine drills even though there had been no unusual military movements by the Chinese military since the election in Taiwan.
The agreement will see water pumped from China's southeastern province of Fujian to the 100,000 residents of Taiwan's Kinmen County
No deaths were reported but nine people were injured by falling tree branches in Kinmen County
Councilor Lin Chin-liang said that Taiwan and China, after having established sea, air and postal links, will soon be connected with water mains between Kinmen and Fujian, and he hopes there will be electricity and much more in the future.
Commissioner Lee Wo-shih expressed optimism that the firm would be able to cope with the delays that have hindered the project's progress.
The Ministry of National Defence said that it would carry out follow-up measures once the cabinet finalises a decision on the plan, which had been proposed previously by the Kinmen County
Councilor Hsu Yu-chao said residents of Wociou Township "are not so naive that they can be fooled by Taiwan Power Co.
The Kinmen County
Government plans to give its economy a boost by developing an "international economic and trade park" on a BOT (build-operate-transfer) basis.
Its growth may foreshadow wider gains in Chinese tourism and cargo, as well as from investment in real estate and financial services for the main islandAAEs 23 million people, said Lee Juh-feng, former Kinmen county
magistrate.The two sides on Nov.
Kinmen (also known as Quemoy), a small archipelago of several islands, is administered by the Kinmen County
Government, a local government of Taiwan (ROC).