TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Construction work on the mass rapid transit (MRT) system's section in Taipei County that will connect to the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport got underway yesterday. Premier Liu Chao-shiuan said the project will not only create 1,000 jobs but will also cut travel time between capital Taipei and the Taoyuan International Airport to only 35 minutes.
The premier presided over a ceremony to kickstart simultaneously work at several construction sites located in Sanchong and Xinzhuang cities and Taishan township in Taipei County.
There will be five stations in the 13.2-kilometer section of the MRT line in Taoyuan County where the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is located.
The move signaled that construction work at all 13 different sites on the airport MRT line are now in full throttle. Transport service is set to begin in October 2014. But Premier Liu expressed hope that the construction work can be completed at an earlier date.
He said the project will help generate domestic consumption and speed up the economic recovery.
Reposted from "The China Post".