Chen Kuang-Fu Inspects Evacuation Routes and Public Toilet Facilities for the Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival and Tasks That the Public Toilet on the North Side of Guanyinting Be Completed by the End
Penghu County Government 2023-02-13 60
Penghu County Magistrate Chen Kuang-fu visited the Guanyinting Park on the morning of the 13th to survey the safety evacuation routes of visitors and public facilities such as public toilets for the Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival. For the upcoming Festival, Chen Kuang-fu instructed to enhance the safety evacuation lines and upgrade the equipment of the venue, as well as the renovation of the public toilet north of Guanyinting (Guanyin Pavilion), which Chen Kuang-Fu tasked the county government to complete before the opening of the Festival at the end of March in light of the expected tourist crowds.
The public toilet on the north side of Guanyinting is under construction, which may affect the use of the public during the Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival. Chen Kao-Liang, Director General of the Agriculture and Fisheries Bureau of the Penghu County Government, noted that due to the many improvement projects and the long construction period, the public toilet on the north side of Guanyinting is seeing a longer-than-expected construction period. The Bureau has asked the contractor to speed up construction work and adopt a phased construction method. The toilet is expected to be open to visitors before the Festival, and several mobile toilets will be set up in response.
Magistrate Chen pointed out that the Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival, now entering its 21st year, has become a landmark domestic tourism event, with tens of thousands of people flocking to the Guanyinting Park for the highly-anticipated show. During the two-month fireworks display period, if the public toilets in the park cannot be used, it will cause inconvenience to the public. He instructed the Agriculture and Fisheries Bureau to complete the renovation of the public toilets in Guanyinting by the end of March. If the renovation cannot be completed by the end of March, it will be adjusted to partial maintenance to avoid affecting the use of public toilets by visitors to the Festival.
Chen Mei-Ling, Director of the Tourism Department of the Penghu County Government, added that the Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival, running from April 20 to June 29, will offer five access points at the Guanyinting venue, namely, the slope intersection adjacent to National Penghu Marine
Fishery Vocational High School, next to the First Hotel (Jieshou Road and the Minzu Road intersection), next to the Youth Activity Center, basketball court stairs, Guanyinting slope, etc. Fire engines, ambulances and police vehicles will also be on standby at the venue to maintain safety.
Magistrate Chen said that this year, the county government team cooperated with Disney to create an annual grand celebration for Penghu under the theme of “Disney 100th Anniversary Fantasy Celebration”, and he welcomed the public to attend and hoped that the county government team should work for the people, and provide friendly services, together creating a better future.