Premier promises to turn beach into surfing hotspot

SHAJHU BAY PLAN: Su Tseng-chang said that before developing the bay, the central and local governments would have to solve the issue of the area’s lack of space

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 19, 2019
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

Jhongjiao Beach in Shajhu Bay in New Taipei City’s Jinshan District is pictured on Aug. 23 last year.  Photo: CNA

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) yesterday pledged to transform Shajhu Bay (沙珠灣) in New Taipei City’s Jinshan District (金山) into an incubator for professional surfers and make it an even more popular tourist spot.

When Su was running for New Taipei City mayor last year, he promised to remediate all 126km of the municipality’s shoreline, to “set the stage for its beauty to be seen by all,” in the hopes that it would encourage northern Taiwan’s approximately 10 million residents to visit the bay.

Su yesterday inspected the area accompanied by his former campaign rival, New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜).

The premier said the subject of developing the bay was brought up by Hou on Thursday at the Cabinet’s weekly meeting, so he decided to inspect the area himself.    [FULL  STORY]

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