Feixi, a county in East China's Anhui province, is building a museum in memory of its native Liu Mingchua (1836-1896), known as the first governor of Taiwan, local authority said Thursday.
The Key Project Management Bureau says it has situated the facility in the vicinity of Liu's former residence, one of the mainland bases for economic and cultural exchanges with Taiwan.
Covering a total area of 20 mu (1.3 ha), the museum is embraced on three sides by green hills and faces a reservoir in the east. according to the blueprint.
The project is expected to be completed next July, the bureau said.
The museum will offer a glimpse into the late governor's extraordinary life and present a panorama of Huai Army's effort to help restore the stability of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).
Liu was involved in the suppression of the Taiping Rebellion at an early age and emerged as an important Huai Army leader. After the Sino-French War, he was appointed the first governor of Taiwan.