Com. 305 Completion of the Nangang-Suao Section of National Expressway Number Five Commemorative Miniature Sheet

Stamp SN B305 Stamp Name Com. 305 Completion of the Nangang-Suao Section of National Expressway Number Five Commemorative Miniature Sheet
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps Stamp Cat Highway,Bridges,Construction
Issue date 2006-06-16 Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 80⊙30 (mm) Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.) 125⊙55mm
Printer Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd. Drawer
Designer Su Hsien-Fa Photographer
Engraver Creative Director
Sheet composition Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Back Perforation 11 1/2



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Com. 305
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Description

Connecting to National Freeway Number Three at the Nangang System Interchange, the Nangang - Suao section of National Expressway Number Five passes through Shihding and Pinglin in Taipei County, the Hsuehshan Tunnel, and then enters Yilan County, passing through Toucheng, Jiaosi, Jhuangwei, Yilan, Wujie, Luodong, and Dongshan, before ending in Suao. The total length of the Expressway is 55 kilometers. It is the first national expressway linking eastern and western Taiwan. To commemorate its completion and its opening to traffic, Chunghwa Post is issuing a miniature sheet entitled "Completion of the Nangang - Suao Section of National Expressway Number Five Commemorative Miniature Sheet" with denomination of NT$12.00.

 

The Nangang - Suao section of National Expressway Number Five runs through mountainous areas and river valleys. In order to protect the natural scenery along the way, tunnels and viaducts, which have little impact on the environment, were adopted for most stretches of the route. In this way, the expressway builders reduced the amount of excavation and avoided construction that would seriously add to water pollution. The expressway is a model of ecological and environmental protection. The 12.9 km Hsuehshan Tunnel, the fifth longest tunnel in the world and longest in Southeast Asia, was the most challenging part of construction. With completion, travel between Taipei and Yilan has been significantly reduced to 30 minutes from two hours. The expressway greatly promotes the prosperity of local industry and helps to balance economic development between eastern and western Taiwan.

By-issues

(1) First Day Cover in large size to be sold at NT$3.00 apiece.

(2) Folder in large size especially prepared for the stamps to be sold at NT$8.00 apiece.

(3) Folder with crystal mount in large size for better protection of the stamps to be sold at NT$8.00 apiece.

(4) Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover to be sold at NT$8.00 apiece.

(5) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a miniature sheet to be sold at NT$15 apiece.

 

 

Memo

 

Cachet: A commemorative cachet will be available at post offices throughout the country on June 16, 2006.