Taiwan’s Hsinchu City improving 27 km waterfront with signposts, street lights

The project will enable people to reach various attractions more easily and also enjoy biking at night

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(City Marketing Department of Hsinchu City Government photo)

(City Marketing Department of Hsinchu City Government photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A project to improve 27 km of the waterfront area in Hsinchu City is now underway, the City Marketing Department confirmed on Monday (June 10).

The project is being funded by an appropriation of NT$70 million (US$2.2 million) from the central government, the department said. It added the project will involve the installation of 159 signposts and 212 street lights along the waterfront, enabling people to not only reach various attractions easily but also enjoy biking at night.

Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) said the project will focus on providing directions and connecting the downtown area, along with the left bank of the Touqian River (頭前溪) and the 17 km beachfront recreation area. Lin said after the project is completed at the end of the year, traveling along the 27 km waterfront will provide easy access to the river, and Hsinchu Fishing Port, formerly known as Nanliao Fishing Port.

Lin said Touqian River is the mother river of the city, but in the past the riverbank was overgrown and disconnected. He added that after taking over as Hsinchu mayor, he has carried out projects to improve the riverbank by creating green areas and spaces for sports.

(City Marketing Department of Hsinchu City Government photo)

(City Marketing Department of Hsinchu City Government photo)