Taiwan-Japan group rolls out anti-landslide project
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- In response to the country's frequent landslides, especially in the aftermath of typhoons, a Taiwanese-Japanese metal business concern has rolled out new sand dam designs, including a “grill-shaped steel tube dam” and sand dams that can breathe,” that it hopes will contain such disasters.
October 26, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
In an Oct. 22 demonstration session at a hotel in downtown Taipei, Nikken and CSSC Metal Products Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-Japan joint venture and a member of the China Steel Corporation Group, also unveiled some new civil engineering technologies aimed at protecting hillside buildings.
During the session, the company and Dr. Chen Su-Chin (陳樹群), dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at National Chung Hsing University, explained to attendants a new concept — that of “sand dams that can breathe.”