New Cijin-KW2 ferry route launched in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/06/13
By:  Central News Agency

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) A new ferry route from Cijin Island to Kaohsiung Port Warehouse

A new electric ferry service opened in Kaohsiung Wednesday. (By Central News Agency)

No.2 (KW2), next to Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center, started Wednesday with an official launch ceremony at KW2.

After attending the ceremony, Minister of Transportation and Communications Ho Chen Tan, Taiwan International Ports Corp. Chairman Wu Hong-mo and acting Kaohsiung Mayor Hsu Li-ming boarded the ferry for its maiden voyage.

Noting that the new route will be serviced by electric boats, the transportation minister said this new green transport choice, together with the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (KMRT) and light rail system, will not only help boost local tourism and economic development but also promote environmental protection.

The new line complements an existing ferry route linking Cijin with the Hamasen area, a tourist destination located in the northwest of Kaohsiung Port.
Hsu said the new route’s cost-performance value is high as it improves connections between several tourist destinations, including KW2, Cijin and the Hamasen area.

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