Kinmen water deal not a security risk: official

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 21, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA

A water deal signed with China will help stabilize water supply on Kinmen and does not pose a national security risk, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Yang Wei-fu (楊偉甫) said yesterday.

“In terms of national security, there are no concerns,” Yang said in response to reporters’ questions about the landmark agreement to channel water from China’s Fujian Province to Kinmen to meet its water needs.

The pact, drawn up after nearly 20 years of negotiation, was signed yesterday between Kinmen County Waterworks Director Weng Wen-kuei (翁文貴) and Fujian Water Supply Co chairman Zhu Jinliang (朱金良) in Kinmen, witnessed by Kinmen County Commissioner Chen Fu-hai (陳福海) and Fujian Provincial Governor Su Shulin (蘇樹林).     [FULL  STORY]

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