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Premier looks at 'green' aspects of Pinglin township

2010/06/27 19:57:04

Taipei, June 27 (CNA) Premier Wu Den-yih visited Pinglin townshipin Taipei County Sunday to get a first hand look at the efforts beingmade there to save energy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions andconserve wildlife.

Wu's first stop was at the Pinglin Tea Industry Museum, theworld's largest museum dedicated to tea, to gain a betterunderstanding of the tea industry in Pinglin township, where 80percent of the residents are tea growers or are otherwise engaged inthe tea business.

The premier sampled cold-brewed tea, a new energy-saving trend inTaiwan, and was given a briefing on how organic tea leaves are grownand processed in the quiet hilly township.

Wu also went on a tour along the Jingualiao Brook, where he wastold about a program aimed at replenishing the water species in thebrook.

At the Jiucyonggen River Park, Wu watched holiday makers rideenvironmentally friendly electric motorbikes.

The premier urged Director of the Bureau of Energy Ou Chia-juei,one of the officials on the tour, to help speed up the research anddevelopment of a clean vehicle industry in Taiwan.

(By Sunrise Huang and Deborah Kuo)
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