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Taiwan to start water rationing in April amid global chip crunch

Worst drought in 56 years hits island's tech supply chain

Taiwanese authorities are implementing strict water restrictions to deal with the island's most severe drought in over 50 years.    © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwanese authorities on Wednesday decided to suspend water supplies for two days a week in some cities, including at some science parks -- the heart of the island's tech supply chain -- from early April as the worst drought in 56 years grows even more severe.

The water shortages affecting Taiwan -- one of the most important links in the world's tech supply chains -- add pressure to an industry already struggling with a global severe semiconductor shortage.

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