Taiwan, India foster cooperation on railway heritage

Taiwan Today
Date: December 26,2016

Taiwan and India signed a letter of intent for cooperation on railway heritage Dec. 24 in southern

Tien Chung-kwang (right), Taiwan’s representative to India, presents a souvenir to Sridharan Madhusudhanan, director-general of the India-Taipei Association, at a signing ceremony for a letter of intent on railway heritage cooperation Dec. 24 in southern Taiwan’s Chiayi City. (CNA)

Taiwan’s Chiayi City, the latest in a series of measures to forge closer collaboration between the two nations in line with the government’s New Southbound Policy, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Tien Chung-kwang, Taiwan’s representative to India, and Sridharan Madhusudhanan, director-general of the India-Taipei Association, signed the agreement on behalf of the two sides. The LOI seeks to foster cooperation between the countries on the protection, management and maintenance of their mountain railway systems.

Taiwan and India both constructed mountain railways between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, comprising such lines as the Alishan Forest Railway in southern Taiwan’s Chiayi County as well as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Kalka-Shimla Railway and Nilgiri Mountain Railway in India’s northeastern, northern and southern regions, respectively.    [FULL  STORY]

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