According to the ROC Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), the Taiwan’s international ports are set for large-scale expansion under a five-year program.
“The project will play a key role in the sustainable development of the facilities by significantly increasing operating capabilities and extending economic reach,” a CEPD official said.
The plan will add a passenger zone and commercial district to Keelung Port, as well as more access roads, three bulk and sundry goods docks, one multipurpose dock and additional public warehousing facilities to Taichung Port.
The Taiwan Today reports that this plan also includes land reclamation and dredging operations near Taipei Port, implementation of Intercontinental Container Terminal and South Star Development projects for Kaohsiung Port.
World Maritime News Staff, August 7, 2012