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Guangzhou Wins Metropolis Prize For 2008
Latest Updated at 2008-October-29 14:22:18
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The project on protection of history and culture in the Hepu community won Second Place in the "2008 Metropolis Prize".

The delegation to the awards ceremony, led by Executive Vice Mayor Su Zequn, attended the 9th Metropolis World Congress of the World Association of Major Metropolises, was held October 22nd through 25th in Sydney of Australia. Executive Vice Mayor Su, while receiving the prize from Jean-Paul Huchon, President of the World Association of Major Metropolises, said that the prize-winning project was part of the program launched by Guangzhou to protect the history and culture of Guangzhou. He added that the project vividly embodied the implementation of scientific outlooks on development and preservation.

The Metropolis Prizes, established in 2002 and awarded every three years, are focused on the environment, education, health, life, transport and employment. Prize winners are decided by a professional team who take into consideration various standards in relation to a candidate project considering its impacts on society, the city, its partners, economy and technologies. Besides Guangzhou, other cities, including Berlin (winner of the first prize), Porto Alegre of Brazil (the third prize) and Belo Horizonte of Brazil (the forth prize), won Metropolis Prizes.

While visiting Sydney, a sister city of Guangzhou, Executive Vice Mayor Su called on the former governor of New South Wales, Morris Lemma, and the Mayor of Sydney, The Honorable Clover Moore.

Editor: 寮犺幑

By: Source: China View website

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