The China Post
Date: October 17, 2016
TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Sunday her administration will start next year
to carry out one of her promises — to launch a national project aimed at developing a north-south provincial highway into a “Hakka Romantic Avenue” to promote the culture of Taiwan’s Hakka ethnic group.
Under the plan, measures will be taken to promote the industrial economy and improve the ecological and cultural landscapes of 16 Hakka towns in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli and Taichung cities and counties along the 438.7 kilometer-long highway.
“The new government’s building the national Hakka Romantic Avenue along the Provincial Highway 3 is a very important governing mission,” said Tsai at the Hakka Yimin Festival in Taipei Sunday.
Work will begin next year to carry out the national project, Tsai said, noting that different ministries and government departments, as well as local governments, will be mobilized to help promote Hakka culture and local economic development along the provincial highway. [FULL STORY]