New HIghway opens. What does this do? Where is it? Any nice places easier accessed because of this new road?
Yuchang Highway opens
Premier Chang Chun-hsiung (張俊雄) presided over an inauguration ceremony to mark the opening of the Yuchang Highway in eastern Taiwan yesterday. The 16.2km highway runs through the coastal mountain range linking Yuli Township (玉里) in Hualien County and Changbin Township (長濱) in Taitung County. The highway, which took nine years to build at a cost of NT$2.5 billion (US$75.43 million), also features 12 bridges and the 2.6km-long Yuchang Tunnel. Aboriginal elders also held a ritual to bless the new highway. The opening of the highway will benefit the tourism industry of Taitung and Hualien, Chang said. He added that the government would help promote the two counties’ attractions overseas and set up a joint administrative center in eastern Taiwan to improve public services.