News In Brief - County May Secure Water From 30km Dadeng-Jinmen Pipeline
News: A 30km water pipeline is likely to be constructed from Dadeng Island - in Xiamen, China - to the offshore Jinmen county of Taiwan, according to a Xiamen Water Group spokesperson, Chen. This route is being considered as the preferable option for the pipeline as water supply is expected to be taken directly from the Jiulong River and Xiamen's Tingxi reservoir. Initially, the pipeline is likely to supply 25,000 tonnes of water per day, with the capacity expected to reach 60,000 tonnes eventually. The pipeline is aimed at addressing the ongoing water supply shortage and quality problems in the county, the officials added. Zhang Canmin, the deputy mayor of Xiamen, had mentioned two possible pipeline routes - one from Weitou village in Jinjiang to Jinmen, and the other from Dadeng Island in Xiamen.
BMI View: BMI forecasts that the energy and utilities sector will make up around 60% of Taiwan's total infrastructure in 2012. In value terms, the sector is forecast to rise from TWD67.4bn (US$2.2bn) in 2012 to TWD85.1bn (US$3.1bn) in 2016. It will then increase further, to TWD113.6bn (US$4.2bn) by the end of our forecast period in 2021.