Magistrate Li Urges Kinmen and Mazu Development Plan To Be Approved
On April 16, Kinmen County Magistrate Li Zhu Feng crossed Taiwan Strait with his county government team and visited Executive Yuan Secretary General Shue Sian-Chuan (who also serves as Fujian Province Governor). Besides communicating the opinions and needs of people of Kinmen County, Magistrate Li urged the central government to finalize(1) the Kinmen and Mazu Mid-to-Long-Term Economic Development Plan proposed by President Ma last year as soon as possible. Magistrate Li also asked Secretary General Shue Sian-Chuan to intervene(2) in ensuing implementations.
Kinmen County Magistrate Li Zhu Feng and his county government team had an audience with(3) Executive Yuan Secretary General Shue Sian-Chuan and met with officials from concerned government agencies. In the meeting, Magistrate Li first expressed his gratitude for the fact that the various reform policies introduced by the government since President Ma swore a year ago have begun to benefit Kinmen. For issues like second phase and third phase of airport construction projects, he implored(4) the central government to go along.(5) He especially urged the government to sanction(6) the Kinmen and Mazu Mid-to-Long-Term Economic Development Plan presented by President Ma last year as soon as possible and take necessary measures to ensure its effective execution.
Magistrate Li shared with those present in the meeting issues challenging development of Kinmen County and introduced six proposals, including Kinmen (Lieh) Bridge Construction Project, Jinxia (Deng) Bridge Construction Project, Mainland Water Supply Project, Project for Upgrading National Kinmen Institute of Technology to University, Project for Development of "Kinmen University Island" and Extending Admission to Mainland China Students, and Project for Simplifying the Procedures for Processing Travel Documents of Mainland China Residents Visiting Kinmen. Breakthroughs for these pressing issues necessitate(7) the assistance of the central government.
Magistrate Li also proposed two suggestions. Firstly, responsible agencies of the central government are encouraged to abridge(8) the procedures for handling travel applications of Mainland China residents visiting Kinmen; namely, allowing Mainland China residents to file for(9) entry with legal identification documents issued by their government. In this manner, the number of Mainland China visitors to Kinmen may be increased to boost Kinmen's tourism industry. Secondly, the Strait Exchange Foundation should be urged to negotiate with corresponding Mainland agency for adopting a Kinmen travel regulation by Mainland China that is not as strict as the requirements for visiting Taiwan, so making it easier for more Mainland China residents to visit Kinmen.
■3. have an audience with-拜會、拜謁。若「接見」則是give an audience to。
■5. go along-繼續進行。
■9. file for-提出申請，提出訴訟。