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Old October 26th, 2015, 10:48 AM   #41
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Kaohsiung light rail begins trial run; first in Taiwan
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Kaohsiung, Oct. 16 (CNA) The southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung began a trial run Friday of its light rail system, the first in Taiwan, drawing many people keen to give the new system a try.

During the trial run, the carriages will run every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from the system's C1 to C4 stops. Passengers will only be allowed to get on and off at the C1 stop.

A total of 20 services between the C1 and C4 stops are available every day, each trip taking about 18 minutes.

The trial run began at 9 a.m. Friday. Passengers on the first ride included Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu and other city government officials, as well as city councilors.

Kaohsiung's light rail system is the first in Taiwan, Chen pointed out, adding that the city government is hopeful that the first stage of the light rail system can officially begin operations next year.

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Kaohsiung began construction of the first phase of its light rail system, which will run on a circular route, in June 2013.

The first phase of the project, which consists of an 8.7-kilometer line around Kaohsiung Harbor with 14 stops, is expected to be completed in mid-2016.
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Old January 12th, 2016, 07:38 AM   #42
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Underflow collection eases Kaohsiung water shortage
11 January 2016
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南化水庫目前蓄水量嚴重不足,盼此波梅雨解渴。(China Times 黃仲裕攝)

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Underflow water collection pipes installed last year has eased the water deficiency problem in Kaohsiung, Taiwan Water Corporation (台灣自來水公司) said last week.

Lacking large water reservoirs, Southern Taiwan had long been plagued by water shortage. Also, sediment accumulation in Taiwan's Zengwen Reservoir (曾文水庫) and Nanhua Reservoir (南化水庫) in the south has compromised water supply.

Per mandate given by the Executive Yuan, Taiwan Water Corporation carried out construction work on water collection pipes between 2012 and 2015 in Kaohsiung. Finished in October, the pipes can now infuse 200,000 tons of water on a daily basis in times of need.

The project, which cost NT$900 million in total, buried collection pipes in two locations about 10 meters underneath the Gaoping River's riverbed.

More : http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/n...collection.htm
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Old July 13th, 2016, 04:59 PM   #43
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Kaohsiung station plan approved



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Design plans for a remodeling of the historic Kaohsiung Railway Station submitted by the Dutch design studio Mecanoo have been approved by the Kaohsiung Urban Development Bureau, the bureau announced on Thursday.

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ plans for renovating Kaohsiung Railway Station began in 2000, but locals criticized initial plans, saying they lacked functionality, both from business and transportation points of view, and did not fit into the surroundings.

In response, the city held a series of meetings on the issues and established a communication platform to exchange ideas. The ministry then entrusted the station’s design to Mecanoo, which created a “stunning” design that both the local and central governments were pleased with, city officials said.

“The station design provides a large outdoor activity area for local residents and, taking into account the stifling heat of the south, provides lots of greenery for shade, emulating the experience of being in a traditional Taiwanese temple courtyard. The unconventional oval-shaped lights in the canopy’s ceiling create impressions of a temple lantern festival,” Kaohsiung Urban Development Bureau Director-General Lee Yi-de (李怡德) said.

Parallel walking trails and cycling paths stretch for 15km through the top of the canopy connecting the eastern and western peripheries. Climbing the station’s canopies, visitors can take in the beauty of the Shoushan (壽山) and Beidawu (北大武山) mountains in the distance.

“To create a sense of melding the old and the new, the old colonial-era Japanese station is to be moved to a spot along the central axis of the new station. The encircling of the old station by the new one will lend itself to an atmosphere of continued traditions,” Lee said.
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Kaohsiung light rail begins trial run; first in Taiwan
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Kaohsiung, Oct. 16 (CNA) The southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung began a trial run Friday of its light rail system, the first in Taiwan, drawing many people keen to give the new system a try.

During the trial run, the carriages will run every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from the system's C1 to C4 stops. Passengers will only be allowed to get on and off at the C1 stop.
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Nice train line, and I love the greenery used for the track bed instead of concrete!
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Old April 23rd, 2017, 05:42 PM   #46
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Third KMRT line proposed; expected to take eight years
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Kaohsiung has drafted a plan to construct a third Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit System (KMRT) line in the next eight years, Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Co director Wu Yi-long (吳義隆) said.

The planned line — which will be coded yellow — will help create a “seamless” transport network incorporating the KMRT and light and local railway lines in the city, Wu said on Friday.

He was briefing President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on the project as she inspected the city’s transportation infrastructure.

Wu said the yellow line would run 21.2km through six of the city’s 38 districts. The new line is expected to serve more than 1 million people.

Wu pledged the new line would be built within eight years, adding that the draft has been sent to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications for review.

The KMRT has two lines — red and orange — and a light-rail line that is being constructed.

Opened in 2008, only about 180,000 people use the KMRT per day because of its limited coverage and lack of efficient transfer services. The system had run at a loss until the end of last year, the company said.
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Old April 24th, 2017, 01:06 PM   #47
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Tallest residential building in Taiwan !

Kaohsiung | Farglory - THE ONE | 268m | 68 fl | U/C

Official sources: https://www.farglory-gdc.com.tw/buil...theone-41.html


Building Name: Farglory - THE ONE


City: Kaohsiung 高雄 가오슝 เกาสง

Country: Taiwan 台湾 대만 ไต้หวัน

Official Building Website URL: https://www.farglory-gdc.com.tw/buil...theone-41.html

• Architect: C.Y. LEE & PARTNERS

Interesting Facts/Records :

• Tallest residential building in Taiwan !
• 6th tallest residential building in Asia !
• 26th tallest residential building in the world !
• Highest Rooftop Running Track (234m in height) in Taiwan !
• Highest Rooftop Sky Lounge (>250m in height) in Taiwan !
• The private residences can have the same hotel services (first in Taiwan)



(Images from Official Building Website)


Highest Rooftop Running Track (234m in height) in Taiwan








63F Private Party Space
62F Sky Lounge, Banquet Hall
60F Gym, Swimming Pool
59F Saloon, Book Reading Gallery, Theater
17F~58F Private Residences
17F Reception Lobby of Private Residences, Art Gallery, Tea Room
1F~16F Farglory Hotel
1F Reception Lobby of Farglory Hotel




1F Reception Lobby of Farglory Hotel



17F Reception Lobby of Private Residences



59F Book Reading Gallery



60F Gym, Swimming Pool



62F Sky Lounge, Banquet Hall






63F Private Party Space
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City: Kaohsiung 高雄 가오슝 เกาสง

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July 17, 2017
Zuoying naval base to get upgrade
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The government plans to upgrade Kaohsiung’s Zuoying (左營) naval base to enable the servicing of large warships and to augment its operational capabilities, a Ministry of National Defense official said yesterday.

The strategically important base needs to enhance its capability to service more and bigger ships, including 10,000-tonne warships that are to be built as part of the nation’s shipbuilding program, and those of allied navies, the official said.

The expansion, named the Weihai Project (威海), has a budget of NT$34.5 billion (US$1.13 billion) under the defense allowance of the government’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program, the official said.

The expanded base is to have a second pier and a second harbor entrance-exit point on its north side, with requisite berths and shore-side facilities, the official said.

Due to its reliance on a single entrance-exit point, the Zuoying naval base is considered vulnerable to blockade and attack.

In a war, the navy would have to dock its warships for supply and maintenance one at a time to avoid having too many vessels remaining stationary and vulnerable, the official said.

Adding another exit-entrance point and expanding base facilities would enhance fleet survivability and operational efficiency by shortening the time required to assemble naval forces for combat, the official said.

The estimated completion date for the second pier and harbor entrance-exit point is 2025, the official said.

Plans for maintenance and administration facilities and barracks are being drawn up by private consultants, with plans expected to be complete by the end of the year, the official said.
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