May 16, 2022 — Since the trial operation of the Budai Merchant Port New Passenger Service Center on March 18, 2011, all walks of life have given it quite positive comments, during which it has successfully undertaken the passenger transportation of the Penghu Fireworks Festival. With the cooperation of the Taiwan Port Corporation, the Ministry of Communications, and the General Administration of Highways, a grand opening ceremony was held at the Budai Port Passenger Service Center at 10:00 am on May 16th. Together with local public opinion representatives and airline businessmen, they offered full blessings to the Budai Port Passenger Service Center. The ceremony was a smooth and successful event.
In order to combine local participation, the opening ceremony kicked off with the shocking performance of Budai elementary school children. Li Xianyi, chairman of the Taiwan Port Corporation, said in his speech that Budai Port plays a very important role in the passenger transportation business of outlying islands in China. , to create a modern passenger service center and provide a more comfortable and friendly travel space. Chairman Li expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Communications for their support, and especially to Chiayi County Mayor Weng and local public opinion representatives for their assistance. He emphasized that in the future, the port company will continue to cooperate with all walks of life to promote the construction of various ports, and is committed to attracting investment and revitalizing port facilities.
Wang Jinrong, general manager of Kaohsiung Port Branch, explained to the distinguished guests the current situation of passenger and cargo transportation in the Budai Port as well as the future port construction and investment promotion plans to the distinguished guests. General Manager Wang especially emphasized that the Budai Port Passenger Service Center is designed with oceans and ships as its imagery. There are bright spots everywhere in the Passenger Center. The parent-child waiting room and the Jiaozhi pottery murals created by local artists. In addition, the Bureau of Air Ports and the General Administration of Highways will work together to promote the shared taxi service between Chiayi High Speed Rail Station and Budai Commercial Port, so that passengers can enjoy a variety of transportation options.
Qi Wenzhong, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Communications, said in his speech that he was very happy to witness the new opening of the Budai Port Passenger Service Center and the smooth opening of the Passenger Service Center. During the trial operation of the Budai Port Passenger Service Center, it has been highly praised by all walks of life. Deputy Director Qi is particularly grateful to the Ministry of Communications and its affiliated agencies for their efforts, and also to the Chiayi County Government for their assistance. In the future, the central government will continue to invest in the construction of various ports and ports. It is believed that in the future, with the close cooperation of various units, the port company will actively promote various investment promotion work, which will create a win-win situation for the port and the county to share common prosperity and further promote the tourism development of the Chiayi Sea Line area.
Wang Jinrong, general manager of Kaohsiung Port Branch, said that he expects everyone to visit Budai Commercial Port more and start the Budai-Penghu tourist vacation starting from the Budai Port Passenger Service Center. During the season, it can also attract tourists to stop and contribute to the development of the local tourism industry.