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COLLAPSED COUNTY HIGHWAY HINDERS MANGO FARMERS FROM DELIVERY |南化道路崩塌大車難通行 芒果農運貨受阻

Good Morning Taiwan
2017-06-19
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In other news, consecutive days of rain has continued to cause damage across Taiwan. In Tainan, a stretch of rural highway partially collapsed after rainwater washed away its foundation. Local farmers harvesting mangoes are now forced to make do with smaller trucks. In Nantou, excessive rain has caused lychees to split and crack.

Here is Tainan County Highway No. 179, the road foundation at the fourth-kilometer point has been exposed due to days of extremely heavy rain. Half part of the road remains, only small-sized vehicles could barely pass.

==LOCAL FARMER==
The whole village lives here (Guanshan Borough). They need to go in and out from here. Last time it collapsed, now it collapses again.

This is borough's major access road, more than one thousand residents are using this road or they will have to take a much farther alternative route around the mountain. Many are local farmers, now is the mango harvesting season, but only small sized vehicles can pass the broken road, and transportation costs to farmers are increasing.

Not only in Tainan, farmers from Ping-lin Borough of Tsaotun Township in Nantou County, are suffering from their lychees with too much water, and fruit is therefore dehiscent. This farmer suffers from 80% lychees grown with dehiscence at his 80 hectares field.

==LOCAL FARMER==
We lost so huge. (Why so?) I am losing an area of larger size lychees; those are about five thousand to six thousand Taiwan catties.

==LOCAL FARMER==
Only 30% black-leaf lychees can grow, these 30% now having serious dehiscence.

Ping-lin Borough of Tsaotun Township is a major domestic field for growing lychees. Farmers are suffering from nearly 80% loss while some farmers may have complete losses. They are hoping government to assist them for overcoming the disaster.

TRANSLATED BY: ANTHONY LIN

滯留鋒面及西南氣流影響,台南[南化]道路179線4公里處,前1天因地基遭掏空,路面崩塌,目前只能讓小型車單向通行,但許多農民需採收芒果,沒了大車幫忙載貨,真的很苦惱.而在南投也有果農,因為暴雨不斷,荔枝嚴重裂果,心血全泡湯。

這裡是台南179縣道4公里處,連日暴雨淘空地基,本來雙線道的馬路塌了一半,只剩小型車輛勉強通行。

==當地農民==
這裡面還住(關山里)一整村的人
他們進出都要從這裡呀
上次就崩過一次了
這次又崩一次

這條路是當地主要的聯外道路,全里超過1千人,若不走這條路,就得繞更遠的山路,尤其里內許多農民都種芒果,碰上最近採收季節得靠大車運送,如今只剩小車能通行,農民抱怨運輸成本增加,讓他們很困擾。

感到困擾的,不只台南的農民,南投草屯鎮平林里的果農,因為連日暴雨,當地許多結果的荔枝因為雨水太多,嚴重裂果,像是這位農民,他所栽種的80公頃荔枝園內就高達8成荔枝受損。

==當地農民==
損失多的了 (怎麼說)
我光是一區比較大顆的荔枝
就損失了要5到6千台斤了
==當地農民==
黑葉荔枝(當初)差不多
能生長的只有3成
這3成 現在裂果的
裂得很嚴重

南投草屯的平林里,是國內荔枝的重要產地,農民預估這一次,當地農民的果園,平均都有8成的荔枝因暴雨受損,有的人甚至可能無法採收,形同做白工,只能寄望政府給予協助,幫他們度過難關。

記者 王柔婷 孟昭權 綜合報導