With the theme of “revitalizing the industry based on the city and sharing integrated development”, the Fifth Hangzhou International Day opened along Qiantang River on the morning of September 5. High-level achievements as a result of the opening-up policies displayed on the exhibition attracted high-quality resources and elements from around the world, making a strong impetus for Hangzhou to build a world-class modern international socialist metropolis.
Liu Xin, the mayor of Hangzhou, addressed the opening ceremony. The mayor of Boston in the United States, mayor of Dresden in Germany and other representatives from various countries, extended their congratulations via online videos. Korean Consul General delivered a speech on the site. Then, Hangzhou signed an online memorandum of understanding for friendly exchanges with Cartagena (Colombia) and Krefeld (Germany) respectively.
Hangzhou has been dedicated to building the Capital of International Cultural Exchanges based on the concept of “nurturing the city with culture”, has aggregated the resources for the development of digital economy through reform and innovation, and has promoted the establishment of market-oriented, law-based and international-standard business operation environment through market integration, said Liu Xin. Availing the opportunity of Asian Games, Hangzhou sincerely invites friends from all over the world to come to the city for exchanges and cooperations.
In addition, the theme exhibition comprehensively displayed the achievements of the high-quality integrated development of Hangzhou West Science and Innovation Corridor. The participated representatives also visited Xixi Park of Alibaba and other high-tech parks to experience Hangzhou’s vitality in innovation on the site.
Yantangshan Tunnel, the longest tunnel of Hangzhou-Quzhou Railway, has recently been cut through, indicating a major breakthrough of the project and making a solid foundation for the construction of electing beams and ballastless track in the next stage.
Located in the region of Jiande (Hangzhou), Yantangshan Tunnel is one of the key and difficult projects of Hangzhou-Quzhou Railway. With a total length of 2,586.7 m, the tunnel runs through low mountainous region with complicated landform, making it difficult and risky for the construction. Tight schedule and tough local coordination also contributed to the difficulty of the construction. The strict information-based control and the application of multiple precise technologies ensured the smooth progress of the tunnel construction.
After the completion of the project, there will be multiple-point & multiple-channel connection between Quzhou and Hangzhou. The railway will relieve the traffic pressure of Shanghai-Kunming Railway, shore up the development of Hangzhouxi Railway Station Hub and boost urban integration of Hangzhou and Quzhou. Also, it is of great significance to the high-quality development and construction of the common prosperity demonstration area in West Zhejiang.
Qiaodai Line-Dailin Road Section Elevated Road of the south extension (Hangzhou Beltway-Middle Ring Road Section) project of Shidai Avenue in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou was put into test run on September 5. With a length of the main line of 5.75 km, the elevated road section, upon opening to traffic, can not only effectively relieve the traffic jam of the ground-level freight channel, but also greatly facilitate the transportation of the surrounding residents. The driving time from Daicun to downtown Hangzhou has been reduced by half an hour from over one hour formerly.
“93% of the main work of the south extension project of Shidai Avenue has been completed. We will proceed with the construction of the remaining project, keep to the timetable and strive to open the whole road by the end of September”, according to the relevant person in charge of Hangzhou Municipal Construction Committee.
With continuous increase of the total length of fast roads, Hangzhou has improved transportation efficiency and accelerated the process of building an international metropolis.
This year, the “Asian Games Football Dream” Public Welfare Project has obtained new breakthroughs on the road of overseas expansion. Following the first landing in Malaysia, the Asian Games Public Welfare proactively cooperated with Hong Kong (China), United Arab Emirates, Japan and other countries and regions, and took initiative to integrate into the tide of coordinated development of Asian sports, hoping that the young people in Asia can unite together with the help of “Asian Games Football Dream” to understand Hangzhou Asian Games and improve football skills.
SJK(C) CHIN WOO Primary School of Malaysia received the football equipment kits donated by Jinling Sports.
On July 18 this year, the first batch of football training materials arrived at and was handed over to SJK(C) CHIN WOO Primary School of Malaysia. The “Asian Games Football Dream” Public Welfare Project plans to complete the donation of 100 “Asian Games Football Dream” Schools of Malaysia in September.
“Asian Games Football Dream” School Application completed by schools of Dubai
In March this year, the Asian Games Public Welfare sent the invitation to a great number of UAE schools. At present, three schools have officially submitted the “Asian Games Football Dream” School Application. In July this year, Chiu Yang Por Yen Primary School (Hong Kong, China) was officially selected as the first “Asian Games Football Dream” School. In August this year, the Asian Games Public Welfare sent the invitation of joining the “Asian Games Football Dream” Schools to two schools of Japan by letter, hoping to receive a reply soon and jointly contribute to the realization of the Asian Games Dream.
Letters on inviting two schools of Japan to participate in the Asian Games Public Welfare
As of August, 2022, there were about 2,500 schools submitting the Asian School Application of this project, 1,902 schools were selected, and nearly 1,300 schools completed school plaque awarding and equipment donation.
Actresses donning traditional Chinese costumes give a performance at Hangzhou Intime Department Store. [Photo/Zhejiang Daily]
Hangzhou plans to press ahead with the initiative to turn itself into a world-class historical city as this year marks the 40th anniversary of Hangzhou’s inclusion into China’s first-batch of historical and cultural cities.
The city will develop scenic spots including the Grand Canal Culture Park, the Liangzhu Archaeological Relics Park and the Westlake Love Culture Park.
Hangzhou will also promote the construction on the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) Palace Relics Park, also known as the Southern Song Museum.
The city will continue to host cultural events including the Song Culture Festival, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Dialogue, Westlake Day and Liangzhu Day.
The city is aiming to have the added value of its cultural sector hit 300 billion yuan ($43.47 billion) in five years.
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In Hangzhou’s Gongshu district, 2,800 classrooms have been equipped with LED eye-protection lights, which look like mirrors from the side and are not harmful when looked at directly. The brightness of the lights can be adjusted according to the user.