Tribal development depends on roads and bridges. Without these public constructions, all are in vain. “For the past 5 years, Hsinchu County Government has invested about NT$713 million in the construction in Jianshi Township.” Chiu Ching-Chun, Hsinchu County Magistrate, stated in Illustration Meeting of Jianshi Township's Construction between 2010 and 2014 on September 15. “It has abridged urban-rural gap and prospered the local development.”
The participants of the Illustration Meeting for Jianshi Township's Construction include county councilmen Zeng An-Sheng and Zhang Zhi-Hong, representatives of Jianshi Township Office, township representatives of Jianshi, and village chiefs. “Without well-constructed roads and bridges in Jianshi, not only would people have difficulties going back and forth, transportation for some of the best farm products would be affected.” Magistrate Chiu said, “Meanwhile, the flourishing businesses of hot springs and bed-and-breakfasts in Jianshi rely heavily on good public facilities to achieve sustainable management and development.”
According to Public Works Department, in the past five years, the constructions of the roads in Jianshi included the expansion of the county highway 120 and eleven improving engineering works from 24K to 36K. Seven of them have been completed while the section between Jianshi Bridge and Xianhe Tribe, reconstruction of Yixing Bridge, the section below Jiale Bridge to Lavender Farm, and the section below Bali Forest are still under construction.
The renovation of 55 kilometers of roads in Hsinchu Highway 60 and Hsinchu Highway 60-1 has been completed from 2010 to 2014. The rate of road completion is now 90%. By improving the traffic in Jianshi, it promotes the tourism and activates the local economy.
Source: Public Works Department, Hsinchu County Government (03-5518101*2560)
Writer: Yang Hui-Juan