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Taoyuan Agriculture Expo opens for trial run preview
桃園農博開幕試營運

A bird’s eye view of the Taoyuan Agriculture Expo in Taoyuan’s Sinwu District is pictured on April 22.
圖為桃園農業博覽會的會場鳥瞰照,四月二十二日攝於桃園新屋區。

Photo: Chou Min-hung, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者周敏鴻

The Taoyuan Agriculture Expo opened on April 22 and will run until Sunday next week as a trial run ahead of next year’s official opening. Vice President Chen Chien-jen and former vice president Annette Lu both attended the opening ceremony. Chen applauded the expo for showing off Taiwan’s “circular economy,” green energy and elevating the agricultural industry to the next level. Chen also warmly praised the expo’s eight special exhibition areas, saying one visit is not enough and the expo merits a repeat visit.

The expo’s exhibition space comprises approximately 30 hectares and is located in Taoyuan’s Sinwu District. There are eight main areas within the expo: Landscaping, Recycling, Aboriginal Shelter, Smiley Ranch, Rural Regeneration, Rice Culture, Education Zone and Hakka Craftwork which exhibit the expo’s four main themes: the “circular economy,” landscape art, green living and technological agriculture.

Chen says Taoyuan has already begun a new era as a science and technology city by setting up office space to create an “Asian Silicon Valley” and carrying out research and development into new ideas for the tech industry. Hosting the Taoyuan Agriculture Expo — with its focus on the “circular economy” and green energy — will undoubtedly play an important role in President Tsai Ing-wen’s plan to develop the nation’s creative industries, adds Chen.

(Liberty Times, translated by Edward Jones)

桃園農業博覽會從四月二十二日起到五月十四日試營運,明年正式營運。副總統陳建仁、前副總統呂秀蓮皆受邀參加開幕典禮。陳建仁盛讚農業博覽會展現循環經濟與綠色能源,把台灣農業帶到更高層次,並誇獎桃園農業博覽會八大展區都很有特色,來一次不夠,建議民眾多來幾次。

博覽會展區位於桃園的新屋區,約卅公頃,八大展區包括植物地景、環保再生、原民造屋、微笑牧場、農村再生、米食文化、教育專區、客家工藝,展現循環經濟、地景藝術、綠色生活與科技農業的四大特色。

陳建仁說,桃園市已進入科技城的時代,從設置亞洲矽谷辦公室、研發科技工業創新元素、舉辦農業博覽會展現循環經濟與綠色能源,未來在蔡英文總統的創新產業擘畫中,絕對會扮演重要的角色。

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. trial run n. phr.

試營運

(shi4 ying2 yun4)

2. applaud v.

盛讚

(sheng4 zan4)

3. warmly praise v.

誇獎

(kua1 jian3)

4. research and development n.

研發

(yan2 fa1)

5. play an important role v. phr.

扮演重要的角色

(ban4 yan3 zhong4 yao4 de5 jiao3 se4)


(自由時報記者周敏鴻)

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