As 2010 comes to an end, Kinmen Daily News looked back and invited readers to vote for the top 10 news of 2010. Among all, the top three readers' favorite news included: "Kinmen Bridge Proposal Received Approval by Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) in February", "Start Construction for Kinmen Hospital United Medical Building", and "Taiwan City Gods Gathering in Kinmen".
Top 10 news voted as readers' favorite shown as below, ranking from high to low:
1.Construction Plan of Kinmen Bridge Proposal Passed by CEPD. The project is planned to start at the end of the year. As the "Construction Plan of Kinmen Bridge" was reviewed and approved by CEPD, Executive Yuan on February 28th 2010, the proposal for this project has been finalized. Kinmen County Magistrate Li, Wo-Shi together with Minister without Portfolio and also the Fujian Provincial Governor Xue, Cheng-Tai (薛承泰) have diligently (1) fought many times appealing to Executive Yuan and related authorities for their approval of this proposal. The county government is now working proactively (2) to prepare for the groundbreaking ceremony and all related details.
2.The groundbreaking of Kinmen Hospital United Medical Building started on October 11th, 2010 with construction estimated to be completed in 2012. In order to meet the satisfaction of Kinmen fellow citizens, and to look ahead to transforming into the Cross-strait medical hub (3), Kinmen Hospital will strive to upgrade to a regional hospital.
3.All City Gods from Taiwan Gathering in Kinmen for Processions. "Memorial of the 330th year of Island Wu's City God's Migration into Hou-Pu" Create a Never- before-seen Display
With 2010 marked as the 330th year of "Island Wu's City God's Migration into Hou-Pu", County government decided to hold the event on a larger scale to create a unique cultural flavor for the local tourism. On May 25th, which was the exact memorial day, all 26 city gods from Taiwan came to Kinmen to join this spectacular event to reinforce the significance of this special day and also to add joy and sparkle to this festival.
4. KKL Held New Employees Recruitment in November 2010. The recruitment was overwhelmed with a flood of job applicants. During the audition process, issues were raised by the public due to the sudden alterations of the examination regulation. KKL admitted fault and will take this as a lesson learned which will be considered in the next round
5.Splendid Events-KMIT To Upgrade into NQU on August 1st, 2010
With the final push made by County Magistrate and Council Speaker, KMIT was able to upgrade to National Quemoy University, bringing a new chapter to the history of higher education in Kinmen. Minister of MOE confirmed that there will be no limitation in number of Mainland students recruited by National Quemoy University.
6. In the year 2009, Kinmen, Xiamen, and Quanzhou, where "Mini-Three-Links" is implemented, has exceeded one million annual passengers for the first time in its history.
7. Step forward to becoming a low-carbon island-Kinmen is selected as one of the first. Going forward, Central government will work together with the local government to build Kinmen into a LOHAS island that embraces a low-carbon and green lifestyle. This decision has had a deep and long-lasting impact on Kinmen. Magistrate Li, Wo-Shi takes this subject extremely serious and has requested each unit to engage in this effort to create a unique local style.
8. The qualified list of issuing "Installation Permit of DFS" was out on October 5th. This has enabled Kinmen to take the first step towards being a "Duty Free Island".
9.Sorghum Tassel (4) Becomes Winning Shape in Kinmen Bridge Design Ballot. The National Expressway Engineering Bureau, MOTC, will engage in the subsequent bridge design based upon the voting results.
10.A telecommunication disconnection unexpectedly took place between Taiwan and Kinmen on the afternoon of December 8th, causing the booking of airline tickets for the Chinese New Year to be postponed. As a result, NCC later coordinated the involved parties to implement a compensation plan for this incident.