GZ mayor Chen Jianhua is making preparation for swimming.
The 2015 Pearl River swimming crossing event is expected to kick off on Friday from 1:30 pm to 3:30pm. 2,000 of swimming lovers will join this government-held annual event with their families and government leaders of Guangzhou, experiencing the nature of Guangzhou’s mother river.
The grand event has been held for 10 years. In addition to the host city Guangzhou, other five cities along the Pearl River including Foshan, Dongguan, Zhaoqing, Qingyuan and Heyuan have sent their swimmers to witness the achievement of Pearl River clean this afternoon.
Authorities also held a drill event on Thursday. Swimmers who invited to the drill took off at 1:30 pm at Zhongda pier near the North Gate of the Sun Yat-sen University, taking them about 20 minutes to finish 800-meter-long distance to reach Xinghai Concert Hall on the Ersha Island. One senior swimming lover, surname Pan, said this is the fifth year he has attended the event. He admitted the water quality is way much better than the last year’s, even with “fresh taste”.