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Director General Shih Kuo-Lung of the Bureau of Cultural Heritage Visits Magistrate Chen Fu-Hai to Request Support in Repairing Ancient Houses

Director General Shih Kuo-Lung of the Bureau of Cultural Heritage Visits Magistrate Chen Fu-Hai to Request Support in Repairing Ancient Houses
2016/03/21
Reporter: Li Tseng-Wang / Kinmen County Government

Director General Shih Kuo-Lung of the Bureau of Cultural Heritage led a group to Kinmen yesterday to inspect Qionglin Village, and they visited Kinmen County Magistrate Chen Fu-Hai in the afternoon to show their full support for the preservation of cultural heritage in Kinmen.
Director General Shih visited Magistrate Chen at 2:30 P.M. yesterday, and was accompanied by Chief Chi Chia-Ling of the Settlement Section, Settlement Committee members Liu Shun-Jen and Lin Pan-Sung, Yen Ya-Ning, Associate Professor at the Department of Architectural Design of China University of Technology and Director of the National Center for the Research and Preservation of Cultural Properties, and Director Lu Kun-Ho and Deputy Director Huang Ya-Fen of Kinmen County Cultural Affairs Bureau.
Magistrate Chen stressed that Dadan and Erdan islands will not be opened for tourism until they are fully prepared. This means that there is no timetable for opening Dadan and Erdan islands for tourism, and all efforts will be to maintain the original appearance of the islands, but reservations from cultural and environmental protection groups will be accepted, in hopes that they will offer more suggestions to the county government for opening the islands for tourism after making a visit.
Damage to cultural heritage, such as traditional Southern Fukien houses, must be avoided as they urgently require preservation and maintenance. Magistrate Chen said that it hurts him to see these old Southern Fukien houses or military signs being damaged. Hence, he suggested the Bureau of Cultural Heritage shorten its research period, repairing the cultural heritage is the most important.
Director General Shih encouraged Kinmen County Cultural Affairs Bureau to establish a cultural heritage department, and the Bureau of Cultural Heritage will provide its full support in both personnel and funding. On the topic of applying for registration as a world heritage site, Magistrate Chen pointed out that Kinmen is the best place for implementing the 1992 consensus, and has a strategic opportunity to work with China. Director General Shih indicated that the Bureau of Cultural Heritage can accept Kinmen discussing the application with Beijing as a peace site, but the position of the Mainland Affairs Council is the key.
Director General Shih and the group not only visited Mofan Street, but also Qiongling Village, and discussed the reutilization of Yi Gu Tang and bird hazard prevention, as well as organisms and microorganisms of Qionglin Village with locals.

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  • Date:2016-12-08