Full steam ahead in Taichung

TAIWAN: The Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) is making good progress with its master plan to promote the Port of Taichung as a central Taiwan mecca for tourism and recreation.

Two wharves on the northwest side of Mitsui Outlet Park, a mall that has attracted tens of millions of visitors since opening in December 2018, have been designated for a leisure marina. Taiwanese yacht club operator Argo Yachts Development Co has leased the space and will build an international standard marina on the site.
There are subsequent plans to develop hotel, dining and retail services, as well as family arts and entertainment and marine education facilities. The ultimate goal is to create a multi-faceted complex tailored to serve the entertainment, recreation and pleasure craft support needs of central Taiwan.
Plans for the project have been under way for a number of years and Argo Yachts won the tender in a third round of bidding in autumn 2023, securing a 30-year build and operate lease that covers a total area of 10.7ha (26.4 acres), 5.9ha (14.5 acres) of which is on land.
The development will proceed in two phases, starting with the installation of breakwater facilities and berths for around 30 boats, a temporary clubhouse and boatyard. Phase two will add 50 further berths as well as a hotel and family-friendly amusement facility.


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