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Repair and Recovery Program for Highways Struck by Typhoon Morakot

On August 7, 2009, Taiwan was hit by Typhoon Morakot. Torrential rain caused water levels to rise to dangerous heights in the Nanzixian, Laonong, Qishan, Gaoping and Zengwen rivers, severely affecting the safety and livelihood of residents in central and southern regions. Highways and bridges under the jurisdiction of the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) suffered significant damage.

Following the storm, the DGH launched its Repair and Recovery Program for Highways Struck by Typhoon Morakot. The purpose of the program is to improve and maintain provincial highways, county roads and township roads in order to form a complete road system network. It provides smooth transportation so visitors and locals can enjoy a safe journey. The program satisfies the needs of industrial transportation and stimulates the economy and tourism, giving people renewed trust in transportation facilities.

Working Objectives of 2010:

  • Provincial Highways: Reconstruct and repair Provincial Highway 16 Jiji to Shuili section; Provincial Highway 21 Shuili to Tatajia section; Provincial Highway 18 Chukou to Zizhong section; Provincial Highway 17 Shuangyuan Bridge (Linyuan to Xinyuan section); Provincial Highway 20 border of Tainan and Kaohsiung to Yakouwulu section; Provincial Highway 21 Xiaolin to Jiaxian Namaxia section; Provincial Highway 24 Sandimen to Wutaiali section; Provincial Highway 27 Jiaxian to Liugui section.
  • County and Township Roads: Provide subsidies for seven local governments, including Nantou, Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Taitung counties for repairs and reconstruction of county and township roads.
  • Based on traffic necessity and planning, the DGH divided highway repairs following Typhoon Morakot into three degrees. It categorized 13 projects as Degree A, three as Degree B, and two as Degree C.
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