People attend a donation ceremony for the typhoon-hit Taiwan at Yantian Port in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, Aug 17, 2009.
The first batch of 100 prefabricated houses donated by Shenzhen, a booming city in southern China, left Yantian Port Monday evening for Taiwan's Kaohsiung port.
The Shenzhen government decided to donate 1,000 prefabricated houses, which cover more than 50,000 sq m with a worth of nearly 20 million yuan ($2.9 million).
More than 500 workers started producing the houses Saturday and finished the first 100 houses Monday, said Wang Zeming, manager of Shenzhen Yahgee Modular House Co Ltd.
Morakot, the worst typhoon to hit Taiwan in nearly five decades, wreaked havoc across central and southern Taiwan.
A vessel carrying prefabricated houses donated by Shenzhen is to leave Yantian Port in Shenzhen, Aug 17, 2009.
At least 126 people were killed and 61 others were still missing by 8 am Monday, according to local disaster response authorities. Another 45 people were injured.
The authorities said the figures excluded villagers in Kaohsiung, with whom they had lost contact.
China's Red Cross Society announced Monday that it would donate the second batch of 6.85 million yuan ($1 million) to Taiwan for disaster relief construction in the areas damaged by typhoon Morakot.