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Special 120  Techi Reservoir Postage Stamps (1975)

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Stamp SN D120
Stamp Name Special 120  Techi Reservoir Postage Stamps (1975)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Scenic Spots, Reservoirs
Issue date 1975-12-17
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 28x33.5
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Photographer Huang Chiung
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper 109 g/m2 〝郵〞 (post)
watermarked paper
Perforation 13 1/2
  The Techi Reservoir is the key project for developing the hydroelectric potential of the Techia River basin, one of the major rivers in Taiwan. The construction of the project was started on December 8, 1969 and completed in September 1974. To mark the completion of the great project, a set of postage stamps was issued.

  The dam is located at the entrance of the precipitous Tachien Gorge in the middle reach of the Tachia River, approximately 90 kilometers from Taichung city. The double-curvature, concrete arch is 180 meters high, the highest of its kind in Taiwan. The effective storage is 175 million cubic meters. It was originally known as Tachien Dam and was renamed 〝Techi〞(literally the foundation of virtue) by our late President Chiang Kai-shek.