Nan-fang-ao port needs redevelopment: survey

The China Post news staff

Nan-fang-ao (南方澳) fishing port located in Yilan County’s Su-ao township is the port that needs the most redevelopment in order to provide a better environment for tourists, according to a survey released by the Consumers’ Foundation yesterday. The survey conducted by the foundation has randomly selected a total of seven ports in Taiwan and reviewed each of them in terms of their infrastructures, hygiene, safety and accessibility/transportation.

The port in Yilan failed to perform well in over half of the total 23 categories and is in desperate need of improvement. The Nan-fang-ao was also found to be lacking restrooms for the disabled and require improvements to its lighting, the survey said.

Some other ports also need full scale reforms, especially improvements to their sanitation facilities as well as safety instruction signs, according to the foundation.

The other six ports that were reviewed in the survey include the Tamsui second fishing port (淡水第二) and Ye-liou (野柳) fishing port in New Taipei City; Taichng fishing port in central Taiwan, Wang-Gong (王功) fishing port in Changhua County, Anping (安平) fishing port in Tainan and Dongshih (東石) fishing port in Chiayi County.