By: Shen Ju-feng and Christie Chen
Taipei, May 10 (CNA) A new ferry route between Taiwan’s outlying island of Matsu and China’s Fujian Province is scheduled to be launched in July this year, shortening travel time between the two sides by around 70 minutes, an official said Sunday.
Currently, the only ferries between the two sides operate between Fuao Harbor in Matsu’s Nangan Township and Mawei in Fuzhou City, Fujian and a single trip takes around 90 minutes, according to Liu Cheng-ying (劉增應), magistrate of the outlying Lienchiang County, commonly known as Matsu.
The new route between Matsu’s Beigan Township and Fujian’s Huangqi Peninsula is expected to shorten the one-way travel time to only 20 minutes, Liu said. [FULL STORY]