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HSR Tops List of Taiwan’s 100 Best Infrastructure Projects

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HSR Tops List of Taiwan’s 100 Best Infrastructure Projects

All Taipei newspapers
February 15, 2011

As the Republic of China has entered its 100th year, the cabinet-level Public Construction Commission (PCC) organized an on-line voting campaign in January to select the 100 best infrastructure projects in Taiwan. The top 10 projects chosen were the 345-kilometer High Speed Rail (HSR), which ranked first, Taiwan’s landmark skyscraper Taipei 101, the Hsuehshan Tunnel, the Sun Moon Lake Aerial Gondola, the Central Cross-Island Highway, the Presidential Palace, the Taichung Thermal Power Plant, the Penghu (Pescadores) Great Bridge, the National Palace Museum, and the Shihmen Reservoir.

According to the PCC, the HSR, with a cost of NT$500 billion (US$17 billion), was the most expensive of the top 10 infrastructure projects selected through the on-line vote. The Taichung Thermal Power Plant, the nation’s largest thermal power plant, was second in terms of total expenditures, with a cost of over NT$90 billion (US$3.06 billion)

The PCC indicated that in order to celebrate the ROC centennial (Jan. 1, 2012), it had opened the Virtual Museum of Taiwan Infrastructure in January. The PCC also launched a series of on-line activities, the most popular of which was the voting for Taiwan’s top infrastructure projects, which garnered over 330,000 votes.
 

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