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Taipei to revise river dredging plans

Posted on July 24, 2015

By Abraham Gerber, Taipei Times

The Taipei City Government will revise river dredging plans, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said yesterday.

“Even though funding might be the same, dredging plans will change to focus on allowing boats to enter and exit docks,” Ko said, adding that previous dredging of the river channel had not had any effect.

The Chinese-language Liberty Times (the Taipei Times’ sister paper) yesterday reported that the city government had spent NT$250 million (US$8.09 million) over the past 10 years on river dredging as part of plans to promote tourism through boat rides on the Tamsui River, which courses through the Taipei Basin.


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