KEEPING PROMISES: The surfing center was part of the premier’s election platform more than a decade ago; part of the land required is marked for forest conservation
Date: Mar 04, 2019
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
An international training base for surfers could be completed before October at Jhongjiao Bay (中角彎) in
New Taipei City’s Jinshan District (金山), Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said yesterday.
Lin made the remarks before inspecting the bay with New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) and Cabinet officials.
Establishing a surfers’ training base in Jhongjiao Bay was among Premier Su Tseng-chang’s (蘇貞昌) campaign promises when he became commissioner of the former Taipei County, before it was renamed New Taipei City and became a special municipality.
Hou brought the plan up again at a Cabinet meeting on Jan. 17, after he took office on Dec. 25 last year. [FULL STORY]