Date: Apr 13, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
“We want to keep the house, so that when younger generations come back they will have a
landmark to identify where the village used to stand and they will have something to help them imagine how life used to be in the village,” Leshan Borough (樂善) resident Amber Shyu (徐玉紅) said when asked why volunteers were going to move the fragile brick house 80m to make way for a planned road.
Other homes in the village had been demolished.
Originally home to a small village surrounded by a forest, the land was selected by the Ministry of the Interior to build commercial, industrial and housing complexes surrounding an airport express train station.
The Executive Yuan approved the project in 2010 and by 2013, most of the village had been flattened, despite opposition and repeated protests by villagers. [FULL STORY]