Kite-Flying to Bid Farewell to Landmines
Explomo Technical Services PTE Ltd. of Singapore and Zheng Da Auto Parts and Accessories will sponsor the "Farewell to Landmines; Kinmen Rises" kite-flying event set to take place on the beach around Jinning Township's Cih Causeway Sanjiao(Triangle) bunker. Chief Executive Chen Wei Qing of Explomo's Special Technical Service Office and others visited Kinmen County Magistrate Li Zhu Feng on May 8. Magistrate Li thought the activity had its particular meaning and said he would instruct related departments to look into the matter and give their support.
Explomo Techinical is a company specialized in demining. Over the past years it has bid for contracts for demining and handling of duds(1) around Shueitou Pier and Wuhu Mountain areas in Kinmen.
Li pointed out that the people in Kinmen were especially thankful that the central government had passed the law and set the deadline for removal of the landmines left from the early days when Kinmen was a war zone. However, the Ministry of National Defense should abide by(2) its commitment to the people and act with efficiency on demining work.
Li Zhu Feng also suggested that the landmine-removing agent, after seeking the consent of the Ministry of National Defense, to donate some neutralized(3) mines and bombs to the county government to be placed on display in the military museum that Kinmen planned to build in the future. They would attest to(4) the past and tell visitors that particular period of Kinmen's history.
According to the schedule set by Zheng Da Auto Parts and Accessories, the "Farewell to Landmines; Kinmen Rises" kite-flying event would take place between 10:00am and 5:30pm on the afternoon of Jul. 5 on the beach by Jinning Township's Cih Causeway, Sanjiao(Triangle) Bunker. Besides the kite painting activity, a team of kite specialists would also fly traditional kites, modern kites and technical kites to entertain the spectators.
■2. abide by-遵守，信守。
■4. attest to-證實，證明。