Want China Times
By: Xinhua and Staff Reporter
Construction on a water pipeline connecting China’s southeastern province
of Fujian with the Taiwan-held island of Kinmen began on Monday.
Excavators began work at the Longhu reservoir on the Jinjiang river, the source of the water-diversion project. Water will be stored at the reservoir before being pumped into the pipeline and sent to Kinmen, only a dozen kilometers away.
Tsai Chi-chao, director of the Kinmen water plant, said water supply has been a constant headache on the 153-sq-km island, especially with the increasing number of tourists. “Most of the rain during typhoon season flows into the sea, and the underground water is far from enough for our residents,” he said. [FULL STORY]