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Taichung City Government collaborates with the 3rd River Management Office to continue the remediation of the riverside landscape of Fazi River

Simulation of the future environment
Simulation of the future environment
Fazi River (or known as Fazih River) is an area administered by the Central Government. Without making distinction between the central and local governments, Taichung City Government has, starting from 2019, invested almost NT$115 million (including local fund matching and support from the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program) to build the waterfront environment of Fazi River and established the Fazi River Surrounding Environment Cleanup Taskforce. Secretary General Huang Chong-dian has been supervising all departments and divisions to organize the spatial plans for areas surrounded Fazi River, guiding citizens to understand and get close to Fazi River on the premise of respecting natural ecology, and cooperating with the fish market next to Nantun District Fazi River to turn the existing building into the Fazi River Water Cultural and Environmental Education Hall - all have been successful in promoting the environmental education of Fazi River to the outside world, creating riverside highlights and making both the central and local government winners.
The Water Resources Bureau expressed that the City Government had collaborated with the Central Government to jointly manage Fazi River. Apart from building a bridge that connects both river banks to form a unique educational environment of the urban river, the City Government will build a 2.5-km-long green corridor on the left bank of Fazi River from Taichung Fish Market to the TAICHUNG greeting landmark. This corridor will be connected to cycling and walking routes, and replenished with ideal plantations to create a green corridor. In addition, multiple layers of plants will be set up on one side of the flood barrier road on the left bank to reduce the visual oppression of the embarkment while expanding the edge of the green ecological area.
The Water Resources Bureau pointed out that the embankment walk extended from Fazi River to Wuri was constructed by the 3rd River Management Office, Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs in early years. Nevertheless, about 300 m of the walk was incomplete due to lack of hinterland. Citizens who desire to cross over this section could only walk on Fazi East Street, which is filled with dangerous traffic. The Water Resources Bureau has invested around NT$30 million from the government budget to build a 300-m walk to bridge this gap, so that citizens will no longer need to walk on the traffic-busy road. The Bureau will also establish new accessible lanes and bicycle ramps on Jianguolu Bridge and Gaotie 3rd Road Bridge to improve the overall traffic flow. These projects are expected to start in this September and complete in May next year.
The Water Resources Bureau explained that, in the future, the City Government would connect the riverside walks and build cross-bridge ramps to connect the two sides of Fazi River and the Greater Wuri area. Upon completion of the construction, citizens can also walk or ride a bicycle from THSR station to the TAICHUNG greeting landmark to experience the beautiful riverside landscape of Taichung; or go to Fazi River Water Cultural and Environmental Education Hall to learn the story of Fazi River. In addition, the 3rd River Management Office, Water Resources Agency also announced to invest another NT$80 million in improving the left-bank embankment space between the Donghai Bridge and Zhigao Bridge, which is located in the upstream of Fazi River Fish Market, and optimize the facilities. It is hoped that the central and city governments will work together to provide local citizens an even more livable environment.
(6/20*16) * Water Resources Bureau
Contact person: Ms. Kao, Water Resources Bureau, Taichung City Government
Contact No.: 04-22289111 Ext.53758

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  • Data update: 2022-09-20
  • Publish Date: 2022-06-21
  • Source: Water Resources Bureau
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