Boss of Taiwan’s beleaguered cement mine defends digging deep for mining

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/06/13
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–In response to a statement made by a deceased Taiwanese director that the

(By Central News Agency)

cement mine near Taroko Gorge in eastern Taiwan featured in his 2013 documentary was dug much deeper than three years ago, the boss of the mine said on Tuesday that the pit was dug deeper to minimize the area impacted by the mining and the dipper pit would be good for raising fish in the future.

The statement was made by Chi Po-lin (齊柏林) before his death in a helicopter crash on Saturday while surveying an area in the east coast for the sequel to the 2013 documentary.

Chi’s “Beyond Beauty—Taiwan from Above” released in 2013 documented Taiwan from an aerial perspective offering a glimpse of Taiwan’s natural beauty as well as the effect of human activities and urbanization on its environment. The documentary won Best Documentary at the 50th Golden Horse Awards.    [FULL  STORY]

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