Neihu MRT to Keelung? I think its a great idea : from todays TaipeiTimes
Ma promises MRT to Keelung
During a stopover in Keelung on his campaign trail yesterday, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said that if elected, he would expand the Neihu MRT line all the way to the harbor city. He also vowed to boost Keelung’s economy by opening up direct links with China and open up tourism to Chinese tourists. “As your next president, I will increase the business opportunities at Keelung Harbor. I will also strengthen local tourism. My victory will be Keelung’s prosperity,” Ma said to a group of supporters. In a meeting with the media, Ma said that in the next five to 10 years, Keelung Harbor would play a vital role as a cargo transportation hub connecting both sides of the strait. The harbor should also play a strong role in attracting Chinese tourists, he said. Ma said expanding the Neihu MRT line to Keelung would connect the city to the science park chain that includes the Nangang Science Park and the Neihu Science Park.