Want China Times
The Suhua Highway improvement project moved one step closer to completion Saturday with
the finished construction of the south-bound lane of the Wuta Tunnel.
The 464-meter Wuta Tunnel in Nan’ao in northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan county is one of eight tunnels along Taiwan’s coastal highway leading to Hualien county and is the third to be completed.
Addressing a ceremony to mark the completion of the work on the tunnel, premier Mao Chi-kuo noted that 63% of the Suhua Highway improvement project involves tunnel-boring, which is challenging task because of the geologically fragile area.
Mao recalled that the government had planned to build a freeway between Yilan and Hualien but dropped the proposal due to opposition from environmentalists. [FULL STORY]