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Taiwan to extend bullet train line in boon to Japan players

$1.75bn, 10-year project on southern end will use cars with shinkansen technology

The heavily agricultural county of Pingtung, located on the island's southern coast, intends to leverage the high-speed rail line's extension to develop tourism and attract industry to the area.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan will add a new section to the south end of the high-speed railway traversing the island's western coast, its premier said Tuesday, a move likely to create opportunities for builders and newly served areas.

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