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.
The agreement will see water pumped from China's southeastern province of Fujian to the 100,000 residents of Taiwan's Kinmen County
officials explored plans with one of the country's major research institutions for the development of microgrid and power storage systems to deliver clean energy and minimize CO2 emissions across the outlying island 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
Kinmen (also known as Quemoy), a small archipelago of several islands, is administered by the Kinmen County
Government, a local government of Taiwan (ROC).
According to the Kinmen county
government, some 720,000 people used the mini-links last year, compared to just 20,000 people in 2001.