Spring is here now and cherry blossom season begins. People are welcome to appreciate the cherry blossoms at the Summer Greenbelt Park in front of the Taichung Metropolitan Opera House.
The 35,000-square-feet Summer Greenbelt Park has been planted with a variety of plant species, including bishopwood, sweet gum, beech and Taiwan Cherry. The number of Taiwan Cherry is around 60, most of which have begun to bloom. People can enjoy the beautiful blossom of Taiwan Cherry in Summer Greenbelt Park aside from doing exercises there.
Adjacent to the Summer Greenbelt Park are the Taichung Metropolitan Opera House, the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store, the Far Eastern Department Store, and other shopping districts. You can park your vehicles easily. Welcome to use the sports and recreation facilities and appreciate the lush beauty of Taiwan Cherry blossom.Road works on Taichung City Qingshui Section No. 30-8-1
Completed on 5 February 2014, the road works on Qingshui section No. 30-8-1 (Bade Road) are currently under the acceptance process. Beginning from Mingchu Road and ending at Sanmin Road, this 1057.5-meter-long and 30-meter-wide road project is budgetedat NT$ 87,061,300and with a work schedule of 360 calendar days.
This road section connects with the 30 meter-wide Qingshui section (30-1-1)and Wuqi section (30-Cit-4). It is expected that the road network will became an important backbone for city functions, improve road use, and ease traffic flow, thus promoting local development and creating a complete life circle in the area.
It is also expected that the completion of this road section will have a positive impact on the surrounding environment, ecology, socio-economic activities, landscape, and other aspects. As a result, quality of life in the area will improve, all sectors of the city will grow, population and industry will distribute more evenly, and economic development will regain momentum.Dongxin Bridge Open to Traffic
To facilitate the traffic interconnectedness among North District, Beitun District, East District, and Taiping District of Taichung City, improve regional transportation, and match with the restoration project of Beitun Canal initiated by the Water Resources Bureau, the local public representatives suggested that the Dongxin Bridge be built so as to provide the public with a safe and comfortable traffic environment.
The 10-meter-long and 20-meter-wide Dongxin Bridge spans the Beitun Canal and connects to Shinkong Bridge, thus linking the surrounding road networks of Dongkong Road and Hansi systems. It is expected to provide the public with a more convenient access to traffic systems.
Costing NT$ 3.83 million, the bridge construction took 100 calendar days to complete. It has been open to traffic since February 26, 2014, when Mayor Hu hosted its grand-opening ceremony.