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23.06.17

The national fair-exhibition of museum souvenirs

The 1st National Fair-exhibition of museum souvenirs took place in the architectural and ethnographic complex "Etyr" of the Republic of Bulgaria in the period from 16 to 18 June this year. The organizers of the event are the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria, as well as the Association "Bulgarian Museums". At the exhibition, which has had a great success among residents and guests of Bulgaria, the exhibition of the Regional Historical Museum of the sister city Pazardzhik was also shown.

Participation in European Cheerleading Championship

Representatives of cheerleading ensemble «Mystery» of the sister city of Pazardzhik took part in the 12th European Cheerleading Championships in Crikvenica (the Republic of Croatia), which was held in the period from June 17 to 18, 2017. A successful performance allows the collective to take part in the International Cheerleading Championships in August this year. More than 700 cheerleaders from seven countries of the world also took part in the championship.


Performance of Bezier brass band

The brass band of the sister city "Bezier Lyre" has presentably  performed at the European festival of brass bands which was held in the city the Condom (France). The 3rd place in the general competition was won,  "A gold pipe" award (the 1 place in the competition "Music Value") and "Bandas et Penas" prizes were received  . The oldest music band of  Herault department "Lira Bezier" has been founded in 1867. In due time the great composer Kamil Saint-Saens was one of its leaders. Since the beginning of the 80th years of the last century the brass band of the city of Bezier is for the first time marked out by awards of so eminent competition.

Implementation of the Youth Leadership Program


The third year in the State of Iowa the Youth Leadership Program has been implemented. Partners of the program are Association of a business community "Greater Des Moines Partnership", district Des Moines and municipal college of the city of Des Moines. The program purpose is to  integrate  refugees and immigrants arriving in the USA, and also help to them at employment. Now more than 40 young people interested in development of leadership and professional skills take part in the program.


Visit of the European delegation to Zhenjiang


The delegation of the political and public leaders representing 26 countries of Europe organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China visited Zhenjiang with a fact-finding visit. Within several days members of delegation visited the large companies and organizations, got acquainted with city sights. During conversations agreements on further cooperation in various areas are reached.

The opening of "Soft Construct" company office in the city of Yerevan

The opening of "Soft Construct" company office, working in the field of information technology, in particular, multi-profile programming was held on  June 17, 2017 in the city of Yerevan. The company "Soft Construct", founded in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, currently has offices in 14 countries and more than 500 partners. The President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan participated in the official opening ceremony. During the event the President of the Republic got acquainted with the implemented investment projects, development programs of the company, the created workplaces and offered services.

The best industrial companies on the results of 2016

The commission on economy and information technologies of the Province of Jiangsu published the list of the best industrial companies with a turn more than 10 billion RMB following the results of 2016. There are 14 Changzhou companies among 125 enterprises. By results of this rating the city took the fourth place on the level of industrial development following Suzhou, Wuxi and Nanjing.

16.06.17

The Forum of sister cities of Russia and Bulgaria

The Forum of sister cities of Russia and Bulgaria was held in the city of Varna (Republic of Bulgaria) in the period from 8 to 9 June this year. The event was attended by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria, the director of the Association «Union of Bulgarian Communities», representatives of the sister cities of Russia and Bulgaria. Representatives of the sister city of Pazardzhik were also among the participants. The prospects of further development of sister cities relations were discussed during the meeting, exchange of experience of local self-government bodies took place. Agreements on establishment friendly sister relations between the cities of Russia and Bulgaria have been signed. At the end of the Forum a concert of the Russian group "Lube" took place.

The International Folklore Festival

The International Folklore Festival will be held in Pazardzhik in the period from June 23 to 25, 2017. Representatives of Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Nepal, Algeria, Ghana, India, Egypt, Georgia will take part in the event. The festival will begin with a demonstration of creative teams along the central street of the sister city. Concert performances will be held in parks and on various venues. The participants of the festival will be awarded with sculptures making by the sculptor of Pazardzhik prof. Stefan Lutakov.

The paintings’ restoration


The restoration of two paintings dating from the 17th century was organized with the assistance of Beziers City Hall. 28,000 Euros were spent on two-year restoration works of paintings. Experts believe that the authorship of these works belongs to the painter Jacques Stella (1596 - 1657), a close friend of the famous artist Nicolas Poussin. Pictures reproducing the stories of ancient myths are called "Triumph of Bacchus" and "Dream of Silenus". Picturesque paintings will be presented in the museums of Beziers.

Program for development of agricultural enterprises in Des Moines

For effective development of agricultural branch in the sister city of Des Moines special programs for the beginning businessmen will be organized in the regional organization Iowa AgriTech Accelerator  during the period from July 10 to October 20, 2017. During training the participants will have an opportunity to cooperate with mentors, investors and leaders of branch from all the country. Support of $40 000 will be provided to the most perspective companies for initial financing, maintenance at all stages of development, assistance in the organization of interaction with investors, information and propaganda activity, etc.

Bridge of Lianyugang Zhenjiang Railway construction across the Grand Canal

Construction of the first railway bridge in the sister city of Zhenjiang across the Grand Canal has entered the last stage. The end of this large-scale project is planned for October of this year. The bridge will become the important transport artery connecting the South and North Jiangsu Province.

Celebration of the 45 anniversary from the date of foundation of the Museum of Modern Art of Yerevan

The municipal Museum of Modern Art of the sister city of Yerevan noted the 45 anniversary from the date of establishment. Within the event the exhibition and the presentation of the album book published in Russian and English and prepared many years ago by the founder of the museum Heinrich Igityan were organized. It is already the second book in its way giving an opportunity to get acquainted with the modern art of the Armenian artists and sculptors of the 80th years.

Day of culture and natural heritage

On June 10 of this year the Day of culture and natural heritage initiated by the Ministry of Culture was carried out in China. The action devoted to issues of inheritance of non-material cultural legacy is demonstration of achievements on conservation in this area. Over all country more than 1700 events were held, including the opening of the museum "Grand Canal" which is the only object of the World heritage of UNESCO in Changzhou. The museum occupies more than 900 square meters and is divided into five sections devoted to history.

09.06.17

Festival competition a mazhoretok in Pazardzhik 

During the period from June 09 to June 10, 2017 in the sister-city of Pazardzhik the VII festival competition a mazhoretok "Solar Besapara" will be held. More than 500 mazhoretok of all age categories from fourteen cities of the Republic of Bulgaria will participate in a festival. The city of Pazardzhik will be presented by 94 mazhoretka of Mystery ensemble. The participants who have taken prizes and also winners in the nominations "The Most Charming Mazhoretka" and "Original Choreography" will be awarded by diplomas and mementoes. The first prize – a cup "Solar Besapara".

Mobile museum  

Now the mobile museum of universal tauromachy shows the expositions in Bezier city. In the expositions "A legendary travel to sources of culture of the Mediterranean" the 84 panels reflecting communication of the person and a bull since rock paintings (the 23rd millennium B.C.), up to our days are presented. The exposition allows to get acquainted with features of tauromachy - the most ancient and durable culture on the earth. The exhibition purpose is to open history of this culture in the countries of the Mediterranean, to show her modifications: hunting for a bull, pagan rituals and games, bullfights, and also the bullfight which is one of the most popular shows in the south of France and, in particular, in the city the sworn brother Bezier.

Public hearings in the city of Des Moines

The Des Moines city administration together with institute of city lands carried out public hearings concerning possible implementation of town-planning and transport projects. During the meetings representatives of local governments, the public and professionals in the field of construction considered plans of modernization of the downtown and adjacent territories for creation of safer, comfortable and convenient urban environment for full activity of citizens. The submitted analysis was developed together with experts in various areas of city life with the opinion of inhabitants.

Entrance examinations in the colleges of the sister-city

Over 10 thousand senior high schools students of Zhenjiang finished their education in this year, 1thousand less than last year. In the period from 7 to 9 June this year entrance examinations take place in the colleges of Zhenjiang. To provide examinees a quiet environment, the local government asked the construction plants near the exam sites to suspend work for 3 days.

Festival of the Armenian dishes

On June 10 of this year within the Yerevan Summer of 2017 program an annual festival of the Armenian dishes "Yerevan with taste and a smell" will take place. The action purpose is to unite the leading experts representing culinary skills and also to acquaint erevanets and guests of the capital with ethnic Armenian cuisine. The festival will be followed by the concert program, the interactive presentations from history of the ethnic cuisine. For the first time within the action the Yerevan dish of year will be defined from the presented culinary masterpieces. It should be noted that event tourism is one of the strategic directions of the city hall of Yerevan.

Results of the international rating

According to data of the report of the international organization "We Will Save Children" which is engaged in protection of the rights of children worldwide China wins first place among the Asian countries of the  most comfortable for children. When summarizing indicators were taken into account: providing appropriate care for infants, development of systems of education, health and security.  A number of the laws and regulations promoting improvement of quality of life of children is adopted in China for the last decade. According to the National Bureau of statistics the number of child welfare institutions increased from 335 in 2010 to 478 in 2015, the infant mortality rate in China declined over the period from 1.31% to 0.81%.

02.06.17

Opening of a festival of arts in the city of Pazardzhik 

During the period from June 02 to June 08, 2017 in the city of Pazardzhik will take place the VI annual festival of arts "The art idea – the art avenue". The organizer of the event is the Pazardzhik city hall. During the festival concerts, exhibitions, theatrical performances will be held, display of movies will be organize.

Holding "Meetings of disabled people"

On May 30 of this year the city administration of Bezier with the assistance of associations of the city has held a city annual event of "A meeting of disabled people". The mayor Bezier, members of City council, champions of France and the world in different types of sport, paralympic athletes, cultural figures health workers and many others participated in actions for the subject "Talents and Disability". The conference, "round tables" concerning assistance of successful self-realization of physically disabled people have taken place.

The training actions for small and medium business 

Association of a business community "Greater Des Moines Partnership" declared start of the program for small and medium business "Five tactics on attraction of talents". The program provides presentations on the issues of promoting entrepreneurship and addressing pressing issues, as well as lectures and workshops in the field of providing legal, informational, marketing, accounting and other services. Interactive actions during which will be considered in practice of business strategy of the large companies in the conditions of small enterprise will be carried out.

Dragon of boats festival

In the sister-city of Zhenjiang the actions devoted to Duanyu's holiday or "the double five" as it falls on the fifth day of the fifth month according to a lunar calendar took place. Duanyu - is one of three major national celebrations and the dragon of boats is usually translated as a holiday. Competitions in rowing by the boats representing dragons is the most widespread ceremonial and entertaining scenario.

International Children's Day

The sports and cultural holiday "Healthy Yerevan" in the children's park of the sister-city was started. Within an action holiday, devoted to the International Children's Day and included in the program of three-months actions "The Yerevan summer of 2017" were carried out. The kids who were born on June 1 received the first gifts. In the central parks of areas, cultural and educational institutions concert programs with participation of heroes of fairy tales and animated films, display of the Armenian short animated films were organized.

Visit of the Austrian delegation to the city of Chandzhou 

On May 18 of this year the vice-mayor Chandzhou has accepted official delegation of the city of Wyndham (the State of Victoria, Australia). This city differs in well developed chemical, metallurgical and food industry, and also the power, most widespread in the country, – solar. The State of Victoria and the Province of Jiangsu are sworn brothers for 38 years. In 2016 in the territory of Chandzhou's sister-city more the 190th Australian the enterprises has been registered with a total amount of foreign investments of of $806 million. Within cooperation and for development of friendly communications of the party we intend to promote interaction in the sphere of economy, science, education, culture and health care.

26.05.17

Celebration of the City Day Pazardzhik and Days of Slavic writing and culture

The celebration of the City Day Pazardzhik and Days of Slavic writing and culture was in the sister-city during the period from May 21 to May 24, 2017. Inhabitants and city visitors participated in a solemn divine service of Saints Konstantin and Elena. Then within a cultural part of the program festive events on the central city square were held, a concert in which participated the school student of Stavropol gymnasium No. 25 took place. Flowers were laid at St. Kirill and Mefodiy's monument – founders of the Slavic alphabet. Celebrations have come to the end with a festive salute.

Carnival in the city of Pazardzhik

On June 01, 2017 in the city of Pazardzhik the children's literary carnival which organizers are the city hall of the sister-city, department of education of the area Pazardzhik and Regional library of N. Furnadzhiyev will take place. The children aged from three up to ten years dressed in suits of favorite literary heroes will take part in the carnival. Owners of the most original suits will be awarded by diplomas and mementoes.

“Les Caritats” festival

On May 25, 2017 in Bezier's the festival "Les Caritats" during which citizens and city visitors got acquainted with traditions and customs of the Middle Ages was held. Within the program of an action the spectacular show with participation of bird trainers of prey was held. Reconstruction of knightly tournaments, competitions in archery were organized. Also actors, musicians, storytellers of national fairy tales of Languedoc addressed participants. Master classes in production of potter's, metal products, calligraphies, to drawing up a herbarium of herbs took place.

Summer training in the city of Des Moines

Association of a business community "Greater Des Moines Partnership" will organize the program of a summer training "Occupy the city" during the period from May 31 to August 02. The program intended for the young working specialists, interns and students of the city of Des Moines. Representatives of business, public figures and many other persons who will present various resources for possible professional development of young employees in a number of areas are involved in holding the planned meetings.

The forum "Ecology Tour" in the sister-city of Zhenjiang

On May 21 the delegation of high-ranking officials – participants of the summit "Development of the Province of Jiangsu" visited the sister-city of Zhenjiang and participated in the forum "Ecology Tour". Within work of an action members of delegation discussed the prospects of development of the city and issues of environmental protection. Readiness to promote progress in the sphere of economy, tourism and culture was expressed.

Cooperation in the sphere of investment programs implementation 

On May 24 of this year the meeting of representatives of Yerevan city hall and “Initiatives of Armenia Development” fund took place. During its issues of activization and development of the investment environment in the capital of Armenia were discussed. Packages of investment offers of Yerevan city hall, and also investment programs developed by fund aimed at the tourism development were considered: construction of the new ropeway in Yerevan, reconstruction of the Akhtanak park, and also restoration of historical and archaeological memorial estate "Erebuni". Participants of a meeting agreed about development of interaction at implementation of investment projects.

Construction of automobile plant 

In the city of Minsk (Republic of Belarus) the Chinese auto maker of "Geely" construction of automobile plant approaches end. This project is of great importance for development of Belarus economy and Europe in general, and also for the Chinese initiative "One belt and one way" uniting the "Economic Belt of the Silk Way" and "Sea Silk Way of the 21st Century" projects. 400 employees of the plant from whom 30% Chinese (an indispensable condition of the contract), including 100 people – professionals in the field from the sister-city of Chandzhou take part in implementation of the project.

19.05.17

The stock "Night of the Museums" in the city of Pazardzhik

In the night of May 21, 2017 the Republic of Bulgaria will participate in the European stock "Night of the Museums". It is one of the main cultural events of year around the world. Evening of a young talents meeting will take place in Pazardzhik’ art gallery of Stanislav Dospevsky of during whom pupils of schools will submit the creative program. The necessary stock will be provided for drawing for all comers in gallery halls.

The stock "Night of the Museums" in Bezier's twin-city

The international cultural event "Night of the museums" will take place on May 20 of this year in Bezier's city. Citizens will be able to visit Bezier's museum, and also two museums of Fine Arts located in Fabrega and Fayette's estates. Within the action of a lecture of scientists-historians and an excursion accompanied by skilled guides will be organized. Besides the interactive dramatized representations, concerts of on-stage performance groups and soloists will be carried out. Pieces of music will be performed as on ancient, and modern tools, and also tasting of local wines will be organized.

The results of the national rating

According to research by the prestigious national Internet portal "Growella" city of des Moines took first place in the rating "the Best city in the Midwest for life "millennial" a" and fourth "Best city in the USA for life "millennial"". When assessing cities of more than 70 public resources and indicators were taken into account: the number and quality of jobs, time in commuting, public transportation, quality of organization of free time of citizens and the living wage.

The establishment of twinning 

In the period from 15 to 17 may, an official delegation led by the mayor of Vaasa (Finland), visited the sister city of Zhenjiang. The agreement on establishing friendly relations was signed during the visit, a joint Chinese-Finnish conference on the development of innovative materials using the latest technology was held. It is the first city in Northern Europe with which Zhenjiang hopes to establish friendly relations and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields.

International Museum day in the city of Yerevan

A number of cultural and educational events organized in the twin city Yerevan on 18 may this year in the framework of the International day of museums. At the initiative of the International Council of museums in this year's festival was held under the motto "Museums and controversial history: talking about the complicated". Residents and guests of the Armenian capital free visited the municipal offices, attended exhibitions, graphic works of art, documentaries, and discussed books about historical events. In addition, at the initiative of Yerevan municipality mobile app in three languages was developed for the implementation of the virtual excursions to the city museums.

Chinese-German cooperation 

The industrial innovative platform has opened on May 12, 2017 in the territory of the Chinese-German innovative park started in 2013 in the twin-city of Chandzhou. This platform is base for development cross-border scientific техниченского fund, exchange of experience in area of technological innovations and modernization of the industry. Highly qualified personnel from Germany will be attracted for participation in implementation of joint innovative projects.

12.05.17

Initiative "Night of literature" in the sister-city

On May 10 of this year the city of Pazardzhik participated in a national initiative "Night of literature". This day from 18 to 22 o'clock the famous residents read fragments of various literary works in the city hall, Art gallery of Stanislav Dospevsky, and also in various art cafes and reader's clubs of the sister-city. Organizers of an annual action are city administration of Pazardzhik, Council of youth policy and the Czech center of culture. Such cities as Sofia, Burgas, Varna, Plovdiv, It is big Tjrnovo and others participated in an initiative besides Pazzhardzhik.

Creation of establishment for elderly people in Bezier's sister-city 

Work with elderly people is one of priority activities of the city hall of Bezier. In this regard "The office of elderly people" was opened in the city. It is supposed that the organization will become the place of reception and interaction of people of the third age. Among main objectives there are creations of Office – prophylaxis of loneliness, ensuring availability of leaving, respect for the civil rights. Besides, establishment has powers to confer various privileges for elderly people, and also has "a uniform window" of the general information and a workarrangement for these persons, their families and trustees.
A victory of the organization of the sister-city of Des Moines in a national award

Victory of association of a business community of "Greater Des Moines Partnership" in a national award

On May 9 of this year association of a business community "Greater Des Moines Partnership" became the winner of the national award "TOP-10 the Organizations in the field of Economic Development" which is carried out by authoritative American magazine. The organization has gained most of all points in the following categories: the number of projects – 36, the total amount of investments – $569 million, number of the provided jobs within the realized projects – more than 1800 places. Since 1999, association has given help to more than 500 projects, including regional that is the proof of effective collaboration of authorities of various level and business of the sister-city.

About implementation of the Gold Roof project in the sister-city of Zhenjiang

The socially oriented energy efficient project "Gold Roof" is implemented in the sister-city of Zhenjiang. The project is subsidized with the government of the country and local authorities. The last years the photovoltaic roofs transforming energy of the sun to electricity are determined in houses of needy families. Participants of the program can sell the energy of the state electronetwork corporation of China received in surplus for the sum about 3000 yuans.

Updating of complete sets in municipal authorities

 Events for updating of material and technical resources are held in institutions of the social sphere of the twin-city of Yerevan. So, for creation of comfortable conditions for visitors of city libraries the city administration of Yerevan has filled up book fund. 16 000 volumes 400 of names of new literature are presented to libraries, and also special literature for music schools has been acquired. Also municipal sports schools were replenished with new modern stock: new bicycles, exercise machines and the special face equipment with limited opportunities, and also other necessary objects have been acquired.

XII International festival of culture and art of "Croisements"

It became known, the XII International festival of culture and art of "Croisements" will be held in 29 cities of France and China, including Chandzhou in May. Annually for 12 years during the festival symbolizing firm friendship of both countries, joint projects in the sphere of culture and art are implemented. More than 4 million people became audience of a festival in 2016.

05.05.17

Meeting with cultural figures and arts of the sister-city of Pazardzhik

Within the project “Famous People of the City of Pazardzhik” realized for 1.5 years in Pazardzhik’ Regional library of N. Furnadzhiyev meetings with representatives of the public, culture and art are held. Next meeting will be held on 9 may a meeting with the Director, actor, owner of a large number of national and international awards – Alexandra by Bratoeva. It should be noted that the artist pays great attention to the development of theatrical art among the youth, being the artistic Director of the youth theatre "Friends" of the youth House of Pazardzhik. 

The festival competition “Let always will be the sun” 
In the city of Velingrad of the area Pazardzhik the regional stage of a national festival competition of the Russian dance, a song and poetry "Let always will be the sun". Organizers of the event are the Velingrad city administration and "Russophiles of Bulgaria". More than 200 educational organizations pupils of the Pazardzhik region participated the festival. The final of a competition and its results will be summed up in September of this year.

Implementation projects on lighting of ancient buildings of the sister-city of Bezier

In order to increase the interest of citizens and tourists to the architectural heritage of the city on the initiative of mayor in Beziers, a project for the artistic lighting of historic buildings is implemented. So, recently the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the city of Bezier has found the new "night" esthetic shape. Also special attention is paid to promoting of a municipal coat of Bezier arms which has appeared in antique times. Images of the coat of arms decorate a pavement in three places of the central part of the city and are brightly highlighted days in the evening.

The Labor Day in the sister-city of Zhenjiang

On May 1 of this year inhabitants and guests of the sister-city of Zhenjiang celebrated the Labor Day. On the eve of a holiday the municipal national government organized free providing medical services. Within the stock everyone had an opportunity to receive references on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and also prophylaxis of many diseases.

Days of St. Petersburg in Yerevan

During the period from May 4 to May 5 in the sister-city of Yerevan there were held Days of St. Petersburg. Within realization of a cultural event the meetings with participation of representatives of both parties concerning development of multidimensional cooperation, master classes and consultations of the St. Petersburg experts of health care took place. During the held meetings exchange of experience in the field of tourism, education, museum business were carried out, exhibitions and other cultural events were organized. Signing of the cooperation agreement between schools of Yerevan and St. Petersburg took place. On completion of the action on the area of Severny Avenue a concert of the St. Petersburg jazz group "Billy's Band" was organized.

Forum in the city of Chandzhou

In the sister-city of Chandzhou the forum "Development and Innovations in the field of Production of the Province of Jiangsu — 2017" took place. In an action of regional level, organized University Nianjing and the partner organizations, more than 300 authorities and business participated. Within work of sections participants of a forum discussed issues of integration of intellectual technologies into production, corporate methods of management of finance, and also mechanisms of introduction of innovations. The ceremonial opening of office of Association of directors of the enterprises of the Province of Jiangsu in the city of Chandzhou was held.

28.04.17

"Geographical festival" in Pazardzhik 

During the period from April 21 to April 23 of this year in the sister-city of Pazardzhik the "Geographical festival" is held. Its organized by the city hall of the municipality together with the Bulgarian geographical society and the national magazine. During the action the seminars, lectures, photo exhibitions and specialized literature on geography, etc. is planned. The national competition in five nominations including an assessment presented by pupils, students, teachers and fans of geography video topics and photos will take place.

Week of the Russian culture in Bezier 

During the period from April 24 to April 29, 2017 in Bezier's city the Week of the Russian culture organized by "Russian-language Alliance in Bezier" association will take place. Within the program of this action the conferences devoted to Russian Nobel Prize laureates, art exhibitions of the Russian artists, books of the Russian authors will be organized. The performance of the popular Russian A-Dessa group will take place. Also during a Week holding a festival of the Russian ethnic cuisine is provided. In the closing ceremony of Week of the Russian culture participation of the Consul general of the Russian Federation in the city of Marseille is supposed.

Program implementation of bicycle rental in the sister-city of Zhenjiang

The cycling gains the increasing popularity in the sister-city of Zhenjiang. Now in the municipality the program for granting bicycles for rent on the special automated parking is implemented. All points are united by the general electronic system tracing usage time and the amount of payment. This program is popular among inhabitants as many use bicycles to reach for work, and also for walks around the city.

Submission of the new program in the Yerevan history museum

On April 18 of this year in the Yerevan history museum the presentation of the new program under the name "Cultural Heritage and Steady Tourism" devoted to the International day of monuments and historical places has taken place. Within the project, by means of an interactive excursion, a number of the ceremonies accepted in life of erevanets at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century is represented to visitors. Feature of the program is production dialogue with illumination of the exhibits entering a rich collection of the museum. The program is directed to increase in attendance of the museum and submitted in three languages: Armenian, Russian and English.

Organization of a job fair for university and colleges graduates of the city of Chandzhou 

Recently in the city of Chandzhou the job fair Jiangsu – 2016" has taken place/ More than 300 enterprises and the organizations have taken part in it. More than 6000 jobs at the enterprises of the country in the following fields of activity were offered to graduates of 65 higher education institutions and colleges: intellectual production of the equipment, information technologies, marketing, new energy and new materials, management, petrochemical and biological medicine, textile and clothing industry, mass media, etc.


07.04.17

Meeting of youth councils and parliaments of the Republic of Bulgaria in the town of Pazardzhik

XVII national meeting of youth councils and parliaments of the Republic of Bulgaria "Skills. Development. Success" will be held in Sofia from 7 to 9 April . The mayor and Council of youth policy of the city are the organizers of the event. Representatives of youth structures of more than 20 Bulgarian cities will participate and will deliver a report on the work done in 2016. It is worth noting that a similar event is held for the second time in sister city.
 
Contest "The Queen Of Beziers"

The mayor of beziers, announced the acceptance of applications for participation in the citywide contest "Queen of Beziers". French women aged 18 to 24 years are invited to participate in this contest. A prerequisite for contestants it's great to know the history of beziers and reside in its territory. Girl by results of competition will be awarded the title of "Queen of Beziers" for two years, will officially represent the city at both the regional and national levels.

Organization of Program youth initiatives

Program youth initiatives will work for student sister city des Moines in the period from may to August. The goal of the Program is to uncover the leadership potential, motivation for achieving success in public life, encouraging activists, youth engagement in urban governance. Lectures on the socio-economic development of urban agglomerations will also be organized for the participants.

Holiday net light

In China, the national holiday of pure light or Day has long been celebrated on April 4. Residents of the sister city of Zhenjiang on this day put in order the graves of their ancestors and national heroes and lay flowers as a sign of respect to the memory of the dead. Currently, the country is usually a spring outing, outdoor games and picnics with family and friends organized. In this connection the festival has another name — the Day of the first walk on the grass.

Interim results of the implementation of social support programs for Armenian families from Syria

City hall-city of Yerevan podvedena intermediate results in the implementation of social support programs for Armenian families from Syria living in the capital of Armenia, for the period from January to March of 2017. Support was provided to 235 families in need, and another 26 families included in various social programs, about 500 children from Syria enrolled in schools of the capital, more than 100 children of preschool age attends for free municipal kindergartens. The children of Armenian families from Syria are also active in various cultural events.

A record number of planned projects

According to the Commission on development and reform of city County Sintang the sister city of Changzhou in 2017 on the territory of the County 250 projects with a total investment of 122,83 billion yuan will be implemented, 27 of which with an investment of 1 billion yuan. This year is a record number of projects, investment and growth of the industrial sector in the County Sintang. The implementation is planned in the sphere of production (91%), provision of services and agriculture.


31.03.17

Sporting achievements of the town of Pazardzhik

The mayor of the municipality of Pazardzhik Todor Paper thanked and awarded gold medals volleyball sports club "Gebyr" sister city, won first place in the high volleyball League Bulgaria. The following year, the city team will participate in the super League Bulgaria volleyball. It should be noted that in connection with the revival the interest in the city for this sport, victory sports club is very important for the Pazardzhik. 

Development of a new concept of nutrition of schoolchildren

In order to improve the quality of food in educational institutions of the municipality of Beziers, in cooperation with the Association of restaurateurs "Occitane de restauration" developing a new concept of menu students. This concept will be based on the principles of forming in children the habit of balanced nutrition, taking into account their tastes and wishes. The test will be conducted in school canteens, which will be attended by the main chef Beziers, Pierre Age. The audit professionals will provide recommendations for improving the quality of the dishes offered in the educational institutions.

Farmer market

The annual farmer market will work during the period from May 6 to October 28, 2017 in the twin-city of Des Moines. The market covers nine city quarters and in it various trade production more than 300 farmers, producers and handicraftsmen from 58 districts of the State of Iowa will be presented. Besides, for visitors work of nutritionists, point of medical examination, attractions and entertainment programs will be organized. For the first time the seasonal market has opened in 1976 with participation of only 15 suppliers. Today the market is recognized at the national level and has support of investors, the city hall and noncommercial associations.

Conference of the managerial personnel

The conference of the managerial personnel has taken place in the municipal government of the twin-city of Zhenjiang. Topical organizational issues have been considered, and also the announcement of personnel shifts and appointment of the new secretary general of committee of the Communist Party Zhenjiang has taken place.

The opening of the exhibition of paintings 

The opening ceremony of the photo exhibition and presentation of the eponymous book "Restart: Achievements of Armenian immigrants from Syria in entrepreneurship" took place in Yerevan history Museum. The event was organized with the assistance of the German society for international cooperation in the Republic of Armenia and Yerevan municipality. Representatives of the municipality-city, the extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Germany in Armenia, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic in Armenia and other dignitaries participated in the event.

The fair "5.18"

In preparation for the fair, "5.18. Chinese exhibition of achievements in the field of high technologies Changzhou" "round table" on development of cooperation between universities and colleges was organized on 16th March by the city hall of the city. Representatives of some 70 educational institutions across the country participated in the event at the national level. It is known that the main sectors of the economy, investment presentations, seminars and more will be presented in the program of the fair, "5.18".

24.03.17

Organization of exhibitions in Pazardzhik

On March 20, exhibitions of drawings and poetry by Konstantin Atanasov and Eli Damyanov in the city's Art Gallery named after Georgy Mashev opened in Pazardzhik. In addition, the first independent exhibition of the photographer, musician and host Alexander Angelov "Nostalgia" was opened. It featured forty works in the genre of portrait, landscape and astrophotography.

Cultural event in Pazardzhik 

Lessons of folk dances called "Bulgarian dances" will be organized in the stores "BILLA Bulgaria" in the period from 25 March to 30 April 2017. This national campaign is held in 25 cities of the country in the framework of the campaign "We love Bulgaria". The purpose of the event, organized in conjunction with the dance schools of the cities, is preservation and popularization of Bulgarian folklore to future generations.

The creation of an alternative private school in Beziers

 Opening an alternative private school "Cours Gustave Fayet", is scheduled for the beginning of the school year 2017-2018 in Beziers. This institution was created in order to provide a more comfortable learning in a public school for students. The ability to completely change the atmosphere and environment will be provided at the new school students experiencing difficulties in "regular" school, or having for objective reasons, a number of outstanding subjects. Individual approach and support for learning will be provided to students and is especially valuable for children who are not successful in the educational process.

The event for entrepreneurs in the sister city of Des Moines

A networking event will be held on 9 April in the sister city des Moines. It is dedicated to the development of entrepreneurship in the field of logistics. Leaders of local and national companies, investors, and members of the public are invited to participate in the meeting. Presentations on the subjects of the real sector of the economy, successful examples of companies using mobile technologies to improve the quality of services as well as search for partners and personnel issues scheduled during the event.

Greening the city of Zhenjiang

Public action aimed at the greening of urban areas took place in the sister city in Zhenjiang. Employees of companies, public institutions, pupils, and also residents took part in planting more than 1,200 trees in parks and on the streets.

The conduct of tourist events in Yerevan

A number of cultural events to encourage seasonal tourism is held in the sister city Yerevan In the period from 20 to 30 March. The event is aimed at attracting tourists from Iran. This is due to the celebration of Novruz - the new year holiday according to astronomical solar calendar from Iranian and Turkic peoples. Thus, in the framework of special guided tours in Persian language for tourists are held in the Yerevan history Museum an exhibition dedicated to the cultural heritage of Iran under the name "Dialogue of cultures" will be opened. Also city maps and brochures about the capital's attractions in English and Persian languages will be provided to tourists on sites of Yerevan, which are of tourist interest.

A branch of Bosch

Bosch will build a new manufacturing facilities in China, including in the city of Changzhou. This is due to a steadily growing demand for high-tech products and services. In 2016, the investment of Bosch in China amounted to about 5.4 billion yuan, including the creation of two research centers, and the sale of products increased by 3.5% and amounted to 73,1 billion Euro. Currently, the investment project for the production of automotive electrical appliances is being developed. Implementation of projects in the areas of mobile telephony and smart technologies are planned in the long term.


17.03.17

Conducting a national competition of books

Electronic voting is held for residents of the sister city in the period from March 13 to 19, 2017. The winner of the national contest "My Favorite Book - 2016" will be determined by the results of the voting. The national center of the book of the Republic of Bulgaria is the organizer of the event. 335 books were presented in the first stage of the competition, first published in 2016. According to the results of the qualifying vote, 21 books of the final reached, half of which were written by Bulgarian authors in the genres of poetry, contemporary fiction, the female novel, thriller and crime, historical novel, fiction, non-fiction.

Improvement of the architectural appearance of Beziers

The City Hall of Beziers has launched a project to carry out facade works designed for a two-year period. The aim of the project is to create the city of Beziers with a worthy architectural look, which contributes to the development of tourist and economic attractiveness. A complete renovation and restoration of the facades of buildings is planned, located in the central part of Beziers. This project will be implemented in partnership with the owners of buildings. The municipality of Beziers compensates each participant of the project with 20% of the cost of renovating the facades.

Creation of a business incubator in the city of Des Moines

The business incubator has earned in the sister city of De Moin and is focused on the development of start-ups in the agricultural area. A distinctive feature of this mechanism is the support of entrepreneurial activities in addition to the provision of consulting services at the stage of the idea's appearance, the protection of intellectual property, is to stimulate the creation and promotion of innovations in the field of agricultural technology. The possibility of establishing direct contacts with representatives of the business community is provided for participants of the business incubator in order to develop a mutually beneficial partnership.

Rewarding of the companies and entrepreneurs 

The annual awards ceremony for achievements in the sphere of economy of "Zhenjiang Annual Economic Grand Ceremony" took place on March 12 in the city of Zhenjiang. Representatives of local business community and the large companies participated in an action. They discussed questions of further development of the entities, and also possibilities of stimulation of growth of economy. During the ceremony the best entrepreneurs and leaders of the companies were awarded following the results of 2016.

The development of international cooperation of sister cities

In the development of inter-municipal cooperation the reception of the official delegation of the commune of Draguignan (France) held on 16 March in the sister city Yerevan. In 2012 there was signed a Memorandum on cooperation. During the meeting the issues of development of cooperation in various spheres of urban economy, in particular in the sphere of tourism were discussed. Examples of successful cooperation with the cities of France presented by the Armenian side, the high level of Armenian-French relations have been marked. In order to implement new joint projects, the parties agreed to intensify bilateral visits.

Measures to attract international investment 

In order to attract investment and the development of comprehensive international cooperation the mayor of the sister city of Changzhou organized an international exhibition-fair of production of producers in Germany, Portugal and Italy. During the events forum for economic, trade and cultural cooperation was organized, as well as suggestions for further optimization of the investment climate and business projects for investment and information on socio-economic development of Changzhou was considered. Representatives of the Sino-German economic and cultural Association "Bavaria", the German Association of small and medium business and investors, sister cities participated in the fair.

10.03.17

The training sessions in the city of Pazardzhik

In the period from March 10 to 12, 2017 the educational lectures for young people on the theme "Organize! Plan it! Advertise!» will be held in the city of Pazardzhik.
The organizers of the event are the municipality of the Pazardjik Community in cooperation with the Council of youth policy of the sister city and the National Youth Forum of Bulgaria. The purpose of the training is the development of organizational skills in carrying out events and actions. The youth asset of the city will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the ways of resource and partners search, identify target audiences as well as methods of advertising impact. 

The development of mobile applications in Beziers

The mobile app will be introduced in the sister city in order to improve the quality of service provision. Information about shops, retail outlets, restaurants and cafes included in the app. Map e-guides, through which the residents and guests of the Bezier will be able to order food, to buy the necessary goods, etc will be presented in the application. The developers of the service, bearing the humorous title "Croutons" (rump), has planned the extension of its activities throughout France.

Measures to stimulate business partnerships

City hall Des Moines informed the subjects of the real sector of the economy about the possibility of including them in the directory of Iowa in order to stimulate the business climate. The economic development authority Iowa has developed this Handbook and posted it on a special web page created as a platform for business cooperation at the national and international levels. The Internet resource includes information about projects and investment companies, start-ups, partners, etc.

The Day of Lei Feng in the sister city in Zhenjiang

Lei Feng, the national hero, famous for his unselfish help of the older generation and the needy people. Day Lei Feng was held on March 5, in China, in which the variety of events were arranged. Free medical care, cleaning of the city with the participation of volunteers, planting by trees in public places was held In the sister city in Zhenjiang .

The celebration of International women's day in Yerevan

A number of festive events dedicated to the International women's day was held on the initiative of Yerevan municipality. A musical performance was organized in the framework of the program on one of the stations of Yerevan metro. In areas of the city event held, during which the flowers and cards given to women on behalf of the mayor. In addition, a pleasant surprise in the field of extreme sports – bike ride for direct participation of organized women of the city Freedom square.

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The tourist events in the city of Yerevan


The program of events aimed to stimulate seasonal tourism in Yerevan are being prepared due to the significant growth of the tourist flow to the sister-city from Iran. The Yerevan City Tour tourist program and events in the Yerevan History Museum dedicated to the cultural heritage of Iran are planned.


The development of graphene production

According to the report of the research Institute of Changzhou by September 2016, the number of patent applications in the field of application of graphene exceeded 50 000 worldwide. China is the first according to the number of applications for patents for inventions, industrial samples and useful models, ahead of the United States, South Korea and Japan. Since 2009, the country has a huge potential in the development of graphene, high-quality research base and a high level of applications to the State intellectual property office. Through the plan of development of the economy "Made in China 2025" in 2025 the country will reach an annual volume of industrial production in the production of graphene worth up to 100 billion yuan.



03.03.17

Bulgaria's liberation from the Ottoman yoke 

On March 3, 2017 Bulgaria's liberation from the Ottoman yoke will be celebrated in Pazardjik. A memorial service for those who died for Bulgaria's freedom and prayer service for the health and welfare of citizens will be organized in the church of Saints Constantine and Helena. Flowers will be laid at the monument to the heroes participated in the liberation of the country. In the framework of the initiative "Remember the history of Bulgaria" map of Bulgaria dated from the time of the signing of the San Stefano Peace Treaty will be placed in the front of Pazardzhik Historical Museum. Mayor of Pazardjik Todor Popov will take part in the official ceremony of raising the national flag on the central Konstantin Velichkov square.The program will be ended with the celebration concert. 

Art exhibition in the town of Pazardzhik

Exhibition of Bulgarian painter, a native of sister-city Georgi Jamalski, opened on February 24, 2017 in Pazardzhik’s Art gallery "Stanislav Dospevski". The paintings of the famous artist winner of numerous professional awards were presented in many exhibitions. His works are in private collections in USA, France, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, and Austria.

The modernization of urban space 

Work to increase the Parking area on the station site and Beziers is currently being implemented in the sister city. Modulating steel elevated structure such as "decking" will be used and will allow to further expand parking. Work is scheduled for completion in March 2017. According to the results of construction works, the total number of Parking spaces will reach 320. The project for improvement is implemented attracting investments in the amount of 1.8 million euros.

Achievements in sport

Following the results of series of selection competitions the women's volleyball team of the city of Bezier "Les Angels" has reached a cup-final of France on this sport. In March of this year the volleyball player of the sister city will meet in Clermont-Ferrand team of the city Ex-Venel.

Literary festival in Des Moines

Large-scale cultural events – literary festival "Miracle word" will be held in April in the city of Des Moines. Modern writers, representatives of the municipality-city, the public and all interested persons will participate in the event at the national level. Presentations, autograph sessions, master classes, entertainment for children and adults will be held. During the work of the literary festival printed editions of famous authors will be sold.

Implementation of projects to improve city infrastructure

The city of Zhenjiang pays special attention to modernization of the complex sectors of the economy. Currently more than 350 projects to improve urban infrastructure with a total investment of 78.2 billion yuan is realized in the sister city. These projects involve the extension of roads, the reconstruction of housing in urban areas, system upgrade, water harvesting and more.

Culture week Changzhou in Berlin 

"Week of culture Changzhou" began on 24 February in Berlin (Germany). It takes place in the framework of the events dedicated to the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and the people's Republic of China. China's Ambassador to Germany, Director of the China cultural center in Berlin, Vice-mayor of Changzhou and members of the public of sister cities participated in the opening ceremony. The exhibition was organized during cultural events. The making of Royal crests, custom embroidery, green bamboo carving and the art of carving Sintang paper was presented at the exhibitions.

22.02.17

The festive events devoted to Vasil Levski's memory

The actions devoted to memory of one of the most famous fighters for liberation of Bulgaria from the Turkish yoke of Vasil Levski took place on February 19th, 2017 in Pazardzhik. The solemn procession and a flower-laying to a monument of the historical figure took place in honor of memory of the hero. A city management, many citizens and guests of Pazardzhik participated in festive events.

Creation of an educational orchard

The educational orchard is created near Bezier's city in the settlement of Gargayan. The garden is created by representatives of service "Gardens and Parks" of city administration with assistance of the local commune. It is located in the former wine-growing nurseries and occupies an area of 1.5 hectares. 40 trees were planted , each of which is provided with a plate with explanatory information. Availability of training will allow a relevant field lessons, excursions to acquaint the schoolchildren with the natural cycle of plants, train them to care for trees and protect nature.

Meetings for the beginning entrepreneurs

Within the organization of seminars for the beginning entrepreneurs devoted to business opening bases, the meeting with Kelly Marki, the founder and the chief executive of "Dorothy's House" will take place in March, 2017. A main objective of a meeting – rendering assistance to young entrepreneurs in opening of business on the basis of an own experience of investment attraction, conducting marketing and business activity.

Job fair in the city of Zhenjiang

The job fair took place on February 19 in Zhenjiang in which more than 60 companies took part. More than 1200 workplaces were provided to job seekers. Holding two more job fairs for students and graduates of the highest and average educational institutions, and also other residents interested in job search are planned.

Programs of social support to the Armenian families from Syria

The Yerevan city hall continues to give various social support to the Armenian families from Syria living in the capital. The number of migrants from Syria to Armenia has made about 22 000 people from whom 90-95% live in the Yerevan. Programs for social support are aimed at providing prime needs of the Syrian Armenians, providing the social help, an opportunity for training of children, and also their integration into public and cultural life.

Construction of the plant on water purification in Chandzhou

Construction of the first stage of the plant on water purification of "Changdanghu" with a total amount of investments of 700 million yuans, it is planned to finish in June, 2017. It is one of the largest projects of the province, start to which it was given in October, 2015. The project will be of 135 000 sq.m with capacity of water supply of 300 thousand tons daily. Now construction of waterworks is complete, engineers started installation of the equipment and testing of capacities. After putting into operation the plant will provide water supply of the area Dzhintane.


17.02.17

Meeting with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria
On February 17, 2017 the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria A.A. Makarov paid a visit to the city of Pazardjik. The mayor of Pazardjik, representatives of the municipality and the embassy took part in the meeting.
The mayor of  Pazardjik acquainted representatives of the embassy with social and economic development of the city of Pazardjik. Much attention during the meeting was paid to the issues of development of friendly sister relations of the cities of Stavropol and Pazardjik which have more than 45-year history. The ambassador of the Russian Federation highly appreciated a long-term cooperation of sister cities. At the meeting it was offered to develop interaction between Russia and Bulgaria, in particular in the sphere of economy and tourism.

Opening of an art exhibition in the city of Pazardzhik

The exhibition will be open at the beginning of March, 2017 in Art gallery of the city of Pazardzhik. It will be devoted to the 130 anniversary since the birth of the famous artist of the sister city Georgi Maschew. Works of collections of National gallery of Bulgaria, the National ethnographic museum of Bulgaria, the National military and historical museum of Bulgaria, art salons of Bulgaria will be a will be presented at an exhibition. Within the action with assistance of city administration Pazardzhik the release of the catalog of creative works of the artist is planned.

Title of honor appointment to the city of Bezier
The Ministry of Culture of the French Republic appointed Bezier the "City of Art and History" rank. This title is given to the cities in which consecutive work on preserving, recovery and promoting of the historical heritage is conducted. 
 In the world more than 180 cities and countries have this honor title. In Bezier there are 32 historical, cultural, natural and architectural significant objects, and also rich intangible heritage.
Award of the "City of Art and History" rank promotes increase in a tourist flow and, as a result, development of city economy.
 
Rewarding of active citizens of Des Moines
The ceremony of delivery of awards of the award " Juice and the Young Professionals Connection— 2016" to citizens for an active civic stand was held on February 9 in the sister city of Des Moines. 12 finalists in several categories were marked out for a big contribution to development and improvement of Des Moines in various city’s spheres. Young specialists, representatives of a business community and the public participated in the ceremony.

The 4th Selection Activities of Top 100 Virtue Students in Zhenjiang
February 13th is the first day of Zhenjiang 300 thousands students going back to school from their winter vacation. This day the 4th Selection Activities of Top 100 Virtue Students also starts. The head of Educational bureau of Zhenjiang municipal government said that to know being good and helping each other is the first class that all the students need to learn.

Meeting with the representative of Corporation on network energy services
The mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan met the chairman of the board of Corporation on network energy services (NES) Ghaith of Madi. The company performing activities in the international market is a world leader in the sphere of energy saving. The Armenian side provided programs of a cooperation with various international organizations, and also successful examples of projects implementation on increase in energy efficiency. By results of a meeting the agreement on creation of a working group for a further cooperation was reached.
 
Visit to the scientific-industrial zone in Wujin district of the city of Changzhou
On February 14 this year the delegation of Hong Kong and Macau leaders and specialists of foreign countries participated in the 1st Session of the 14th Changzhou Municipal Committee of CPPCC, and also visited the scientific and industrial zone in Wujin district of the city of Changzhou. Members of delegation examined achievements of the China-Israel Innovation Park and modern expo halls. They highly appreciated the economic and social development that Changzhou reached in recent years.

10.02.17

The IV National meeting of experts in the field of education

The IV National meeting of experts in the field of education was held in the sister city of Pazardzhik during the period from February 8 to February 10. The city hall of the sister city together with National association of the Bulgarian communities organized this action. About 200 teachers of the Republic of Bulgaria participated in the National meeting. They discussed the main priority questions of development of education in Bulgaria, and also exchanged experience of the practical solution of problems.

Works on improvement of urban areas of Bezier

The Bezier city administration pays much attention to questions of improvement of the city. Works in the territory adjacent to the Les Halles mall were begun. Creation modern parking spaces, increase in level of the carriageway is provided, installation of a tiled covering and curbstone will be created following the results of works. These measures will allow to create the safety pedestrian zone around the building of the city, significant for historical heritage. Further this urban area will be used for holding city actions, and also installation of trade tents.

Seminar for entrepreneurs in the city of Des Moines

The seminar concerning business development will be held in March of this year in the sister city of Des Moines. Consolidation of a business community "Greater Des Moines Partnership" together with consulting and law companies of the city will be organized by actions. The purpose of the workshop is to help budding entrepreneurs, Iowa as quickly as possible to be realized in the market of goods and services by attracting investors and equity capital. The issues of forming a business strategy, efficient use of resources and implementation of equity participation in companies etc. will be discussed at the seminar.

Achievements of the sister city of Chzhentszyan

On January 28, 2017, in the first day of the Chinese New year, the team of the sister city of Chzhentszyan won the VI Ping-Pong World Cup which was held in London (Great Britain). The Chinese team is not professional that attracted unprecedented interest in success of team both in Zhenjiang, and in the country. On return athletes met in a festive atmosphere.

Municipal-private partnership of the sister city of Yerevan

On February 4, the representatives of the municipality of Yerevan visited the construction site of the sports club "Reebok". The facility is being built in accordance with international standards and on the basis of a franchising agreement signed with the world famous trade mark Reebok. The cost of the project is 23 million euros, of which at the moment invested about € 19.5 million. The opening of the sports club is scheduled for April 2017. About 300 new jobs will be created on the basis of the facility for 3 years.

Construction of a production object in Chandzhou's sister city

The ceremony of laying of the base of the project on production of polymeric composite materials with a total amount of investments of 5 billion yuans took place on February 4 of this year in the city County Liyan of the sister city of Chandzhou. Products intended for electromobile accumulators will be issued on the basis of the Japanese technology. Entering of an object in operation is planned for the I quarter 2019 with an expected annual sales return to 7.2 billion yuans.

03.02.17

Conference for young people in Pazardzhik

Conference "Aim at success" will be held in Pazardzhik, in the period from 4 to 5 February 2017. "The Council of youth policy" and students of the sister city organizers of the event. During the conference, youth activists of the city will discuss the development of information technology and graphic design, the important role of motivation in achieving goals. Thematic lectures also will be held.


A favorable "business climate" of the city of Beziers

In recent years, more innovative small and large firms, and various businesses choose the city of Beziers for the placement of production facilities. Among them, firms that lead the construction and development of industrial and social spheres. Plant for the manufacture of food products and packaging were opened and are successfully working now. The nuclear medicine centre is also under construction.


Achievements of the city of Des Moines in the economic sphere

The annual reception for representatives of business community was held on January 24 in an adopt town Des Moines. Consolidation of a business community "Greater Des Moines Partnership" is the organizer of the event. During the action the activities results of this organization for 2016 were summed up, in the context of joint operation they discussed achievements. Among achievements: investment attraction on the amount of $569 million, opening of 12 new companies, and also implementation of 24 business projects. Strategic directions in a business environment in 2017 are considered.


Celebration of the Chinese New year 

On January 28, 2017 residents of the sister city of Chzhentszyan celebrated the Chinese New year. According to the Chinese philosophy every year has the designation depending on zodiac signs and five elements of elements. The come year became a fiery rooster. According to Chinese in the first day of New year the spring begins and there is an awakening of the nature therefore the second name of the Chinese new year – the Spring festival. The meeting of New year begins with a family dinner. In Zhenjiang the set of festive actions is dated for New year: show of lamps, start of fireworks, carnival processions. As it is considered that the holiday will be louder, the more happily and more joyfully there will pass year.


Meeting with representatives of the Oracle company

On February 02 of this year the mayor of an adopt town Taron Margaryan met representatives of Oracle. The company is the largest American corporation on development of the software for the organizations. During the meeting the Armenian side provided the planned projects and the available results in the sphere of electronic control. The arrangement on creation of a working group became a meeting result. The group will develop the acceptable directions of a possible cooperation in case of implementation in Yerevan of the concept "Smart city".


Achievements of an adopt town of Chandzhou in the field of innovative development 

According to the report on the innovative development of the Province of Jiangsu prepared by scientific and technical institute of a strategic development of the province it became known that the "100 best high-technology entities of Jiangsu of 2016" list included 12 companies of an adopt town of Chandzhou. Among them - the entity of the energy industry overworking automobile, etc. The list is created on the basis of information on use of advanced technologies of production and the latest raw materials for production.


27.01.17

The international festival in the sister city of Pazardzhik

During the period from January 26 to January 29, 2017 the traditional international festival "Winter Musicales of the Prof. Ivan Spasov" will be held in the Pazardzhik’ Maestro Georgi Atanasoff hall. The famous musicians of France and Greece, young Bulgarian performers will participate in the festival organized by the city hall of the sister city. The exhibition of theme "Classical Music on a Record Player Plate" will work within the action. Works of symphonic orchestra of the sister city will sound for inhabitants and guests of Pazardzhik.

The fair "Book Avenues"

From February to December, 2017 in the territory of Paul's Avenues Ric of Bezier the fair "Book Avenues" which will include a wide range of editions – from ancient volumes to modern comics will be monthly held. An opportunity to choose magazines, collections of journalism, collection and popular editions, novels, the essay, scientific works, books on art, entertainments, encyclopedias, educational literature, guides, and also cards and posters will be provided to inhabitants and guests of sister city. Sellers of printed materials and bibliopoles will provide necessary information, give help in the choice of books.

Celebration of the Chinese New year

The Chinese New year - traditionally family holiday which can be celebrated in a circle of the family. In this regard on the eve of New Year's holidays the temporary migration when many Chinese come home to spend days together with a family is observed. This year from January to February about three billion moving will suppose. Nearly 1/10 part of trips are carried out by railway transport.

Visit of Yerevan delegation to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

During the period since January 19 and 20 the delegation headed by the mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan was in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) on an official visit. During stay the meetings with the president and the prime minister of NKR, and also the mayor of Stepanakert took place. During the meeting questions about implementation of a cooperation program between republics capitals, multidimensional interaction at the regional and local levels were discussed, the perspective directions of a further cooperation were planned. Within the visit members of delegation visited organizations of the social sphere of Stepanakert. Meetings of heads of administrative areas of Yerevan with heads of areas and cities of Artsakh (NKR) took place.

Preparation for celebration of the Chinese New year

On the eve of the Chinese New year more than 150 guests from 23 countries and regions of Europe, SA and South-East Asia arrived in our sister city of Changzhou to participate in the celebrations. Many city-wide holiday events organized in Changzhou: the concert of the famous youth Chinese orchestra was held, VII "Show Lantern" was opened. The show includes seven themed zones with thousands of lanterns and covers an area of over 200 thousand sq. m.




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17.02.2017
Opening of an art exhibition in the city of Pazardjik

The exhibition will be open at the beginning of March, 2017 in Art gallery of the city of Pazardjik. It will be devoted to the 130 anniversary since the birth of the famous artist of the sister city Georgi Maschew. Works of collections of National gallery of Bulgaria, the National ethnographic museum of Bulgaria, the National military and historical museum of Bulgaria, art salons of Bulgaria will be a will be presented at an exhibition. Within the action with assistance of city administration Pazardjik the release of the catalog of creative works of the artist is planned.

17.02.2017

Rewarding of active citizens of Des Moines

The ceremony of delivery of awards of the award " Juice and the Young Professionals Connection— 2016" to citizens for an active civic stand was held on February 9 in the sister city of Des Moines. 12 finalists in several categories were marked out for a big contribution to development and improvement of Des Moines in various city’s spheres. Young specialists, representatives of a business community and the public participated in the ceremony.

17.02.2017 Meeting with the representative of Corporation on network energy services

The mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan met the chairman of the board of Corporation on network energy services (NES) Ghaith of Madi. The company performing activities in the international market is a world leader in the sphere of energy saving. The Armenian side provided programs of a cooperation with various international organizations, and also successful examples of projects implementation on increase in energy efficiency. By results of a meeting the agreement on creation of a working group for a further cooperation was reached.

17.02.2017 The 4th Selection Activities of Top 100 Virtue Students in Zhenjiang

February 13th is the first day of Zhenjiang 300 thousands students going back to school from their winter vacation. This day the 4th Selection Activities of Top 100 Virtue Students also starts. The head of Educational bureau of Zhenjiang municipal government said that to know being good and helping each other is the first class that all the students need to learn.


17.02.2017 Visit to the scientific-industrial zone in Wujin district of the city of Changzhou

On February 14 this year the delegation of Hong Kong and Macau leaders and specialists of foreign countries participated in the 1st Session of the 14th Changzhou Municipal Committee of CPPCC, and also visited the scientific and industrial zone in Wujin district of the city of Changzhou. Members of delegation examined achievements of the China-Israel Innovation Park and modern expo halls. They highly appreciated the economic and social development that Changzhou reached in recent years.

17.02.2017 Meeting with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria

On February 17, 2017 the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria A.A. Makarov paid a visit to the city of Pazardjik. The mayor of Pazardjik, representatives of the municipality and the embassy took part in the meeting.
The mayor of Pazardjik acquainted representatives of the embassy with social and economic development of the city of Pazardjik. Much attention during the meeting was paid to the issues of development of friendly sister relations of the cities of Stavropol and Pazardjik which have more than 45-year history. The ambassador of the Russian Federation highly appreciated a long-term cooperation of sister cities. At the meeting it was offered to develop interaction between Russia and Bulgaria, in particular in the sphere of economy and tourism.

17.02.2017 Title of honor appointment to the city of Bezier

The Ministry of Culture of the French Republic appointed Bezier the "City of Art and History" rank. This title is given to the cities in which consecutive work on preserving, recovery and promoting of the historical heritage is conducted.
In the world more than 180 cities and countries have this honor title. In Bezier there are 32 historical, cultural, natural and architectural significant objects, and also rich intangible heritage.
Award of the "City of Art and History" rank promotes increase in a tourist flow and, as a result, development of city economy.