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Down by the jetty
This photo shows a view of Kaohsiung harbor. The Kaohsiung City Government and the Taiwan International Ports Corporation's (TIPC) officially formed a joint venture, the Land Development Corporation of the Kaohsiung Harbor Area, on Wednesday. Seven other state-run companies including the CPC Corporation also signed an agreement to form a new alliance to develop the port area. Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) stressed their efforts to develop the area would attract more businesses to set up offices there and create 50,000 jobs, aiding in the revitalization of the city.
 
Gonna need a ... bigger boat?
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) takes delivery of the world's largest container ship, MOL Triumph, from Samsung Heavy Industries. MOL Triumph will soon set off on her maiden voyage in April, sailing to five ports in mainland China. Kaohisung Harbor will not be "big ship ready" for the new vessel until next year. The new 20,000 TEU-class containership would beef up The Alliance, a new international shipping alliance comprising major Asian and European companies such as Germany's Hapag-Lloyd, Japan's MOL, South Korea's Hanjin Shipping and Taiwan's Yang Ming Marine Transport.
 
Police in Kaohsiung are on the lookout for suspected criminal who clambered down a jet bridge and fled over a barbed wire fence after landing at the city's airport late Monday.
 
Kaohsiung lays on free bus rides for kids
To celebrate this year's Children's Day on April 4, the operator of the double-decker | tour bus in Kaohsiung City announced Saturday that it will offer children under 12 years of age free rides on weekdays for the entire month of April.
 
First-phase water rationing will begin Monday in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) said Sunday.
 
A duck farm in Kaohsiung's Qishan District was confirmed Saturday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 4,457 birds, the city's Animal Protection Office said.
 
A water rationing measure will be enforced in Kaohsiung on March 20 as scheduled if the rainfall in the next few days fails to significantly boost the water flow level of the Kaoping River (高屏) in southern Taiwan, the Water Resources Agency said on Monday.
 
Fresh charges of illegal drug use within the armed forces surfaced Saturday, with two sailors allegedly caught taking ketamine in a Kaohsiung nightclub.
 
Bad air in western Taiwan
Kaohsiung is shrouded in haze Friday, March 3. The Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network reported that the air quality in the western part of the nation was relatively poor Friday, with most of the network's stations detecting below normal quality air in certain areas, and even hazardous quality air in others.
 
Quack to the repair shop ...
Kaohsiung's "duck bus," which is as famous for traveling on water as it is for breaking down often, navigates the Love River on Sunday, Feb. 19.
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