Wiqui Lighthouse is situated in a battlefield that has seen several wars. With Wuqui Garrison Command chanting, "magnificent, mighty, serious, upstanding..." in the background, Wuqui Lighthouse was lit up once again on July 23rd, 2017 for the first time after 66 years. The historic moment symbolizes the lighthouse rising from the ashes, lighting up a lonely island in the Taiwan Strait once again, moving all residents that were there to witness it.
In celebration of the recommissioning of Wuqui Lighthouse, the Maritime and Port Bureau (MPB) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communication held a simple but solemn ceremony on July 23rd, 2017, inviting Chi Wen-Chong, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, various legislators, Weng Ming-Chih, Secretary-General of Fujian Provincial Government, Lin Te-Kung, Secretary-General of Kinmen County Government, Tsai Yung-Fu, Mayor of Wuqui Township, and Ms. Kao Tan-Hua of Wuqui Culture and History Studio to take part in the event. An unveiling ceremony was also held for Wuqui Lighthouse. After turning the button symbolizing the lighthouse, soldiers who once served on the front line jointly witnessed the recommissioning of Wuqui Lighthouse. Hsieh Wei-Chun, Director-General of the MPB and Wu Chih-Hsiao, Commander of Wuqui Garrison Command both signed an administrative cooperation agreement during the event to assist with lighthouse maintenance and management, and share lighthouse resources, giving consideration to both navigation safety in the Taiwan Strait and national security.
The MPB indicated that recommissioning Wuqui Lighthouse is only the first step. The Taiwan Area Lighthouse Renovation and Development Plan (2017-2020) planned by the MPB was ratified by the Executive Yuan and has been approved for subsidies from the Ministry of Culture. The Wuqui Lighthouse Survery Study and Restoration and Reuse Plan is now going through cultural heritage procedures as part of efforts to continue upgrading national historic monuments. The MPB also plans to install an Automatic Identification System (AIS), adding the element of technology to visual navigation by providing a modernized electronic navigation function.