The first group of the projected 10,000 Fujianvisitors to tour Taiwanin the coming months will arrive in Taichung on March 24, the tourism bureau in Taichun said.
The group, which will arrive in central Taiwanby cruiser and plane, is made up of over 600 people and will be led by Fujian Governor Su Shulin. The group also includes deputy governors Chen Hua and Ni Yuefeng, as well as mayors from Xiamen, Quanzhou and Changzhou.
Taichungtourism officials said that it plans to attract the thousands of visitors from Fujian, southeastern of the mainland, to enter Taiwanvia Taichungover the next three months.
During the five-day visit in Taiwan, Su will also tour SunMoonLakein NantouCounty, call on farmers' associations, and visit tea plantations and tea processing centers.