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21.04.17

"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.

20.01.17

Art exhibition in the city of Pazardzhik 

The exhibition of the famous artist, the founder Sodruzhestva of artists of the city Boris Rezov opened on January 20, 2017 in Art gallery of Stanislav Dospevsky of the city of Pazardzhik. More than 50 pictures painted in 2016 were presented at the exhibition. It should be noted that fifteen personal exhibitions took place at the artist earlier. His works are in private collections of Bulgaria and various countries of the world. More than 120 works performed in a genre painting, plasticity and a sculpture were property of Art gallery of Stanislav Dospevsky.

The opening of the exhibition in the Regional historical Museum of Pazardzhik

24 January 2017 the exhibition will be opened in the Regional historical Museum of Pazardzhik. It is dedicated to honorary citizen of the city Ivan Batakliev, who was the famous Bulgarian scientist, author of many scientific papers in the field of geography, Ethnography, geopolitics, geography of settlements. Historical materials, academic manuscripts, photographs, attesting to the research and teaching activities, as well as scientist awards will be presented at the exhibition.

Festival of truffles in Bezier's city

"The festival of truffle" will take place for the first time on January 22 on Paul's Avenues Ric Bezier's cities. The sound of a hunting horn will inform on the beginning of an action then the fair will be solemnly open. Truffles and local gastronomic products it will be provided. More than 10 producers of the region will participate. Visitors of a fair will be able to taste the truffle dish called in the people by "food of the gods" and also to purchase all necessary for their preparation. Restaurants of the city will provide for gourmets the updated menu on the basis of this product of French cuisine. Also demonstration performances of collectors of the truffles working with specially trained animals on search of mushrooms will be held during the fair.

Approval of the Action plan on steady energy development of the city of Yerevan

The joint research center in case of the European Commission approved the Action plan on sustainable energy development of Yerevan. The relevant activities directed to energy saving, an energy efficiency and application of the recovered power in such sectors as transport, street lighting, public services and also in residential and public buildings are included in the project. Accomplishment of these measures will allow to reduce emission of carbon dioxide at least, than by 20% till 2020.

Acceptance of delegation of the province Satakunta (Finland) in Chandzhou  

Within implementation of the Agreement on establishment of friendly twinning communications on January 9 of this year of the vice-mayor Chandzhou mister Fang Guoqiang met members of official delegation of the city of Satakunta (Finland). For the purpose of development of a cooperation in the social sphere the Finnish guests visited pensioner's houses and public organizations. They studied experience of provision of support and senior care by people, questions of the organization of medical attendance of the unprotected segments of the population. During stay of Satakunt official delegation the decision on carrying out "Weeks of Chandzhou" in 2017 was accepted.

13.01.17


Celebration of the 139 anniversary of release of the city of Pazardzhik

On January 14, 2017 inhabitants and city visitors Pazardzhik will celebrate the 139 anniversary of release of the sister city by the Russian troops from an Ottoman yoke. This day flowers be laid at monument of the general N. P. Brock. He was a commander of vanguard of the Russian troops which were taking part in release of the city of Pazardzhik. The exhibition devoted to a historical event will open in the Regional historical museum. Residents Pazardzhik will submit documents, photos, historical materials and household items.

Fund raising for restoration works

Due to the expensive restoration works planned in Bezier, the city hall announced fund raising. Works will be carried out on the fountain of the Titan – the best creation of the famous sculptor Inzhalber, and also on the plateau of Poets. Fund raising on the charitable purposes Bezier's city hall is practiced not for the first time. So, in 2015 residents of Bezier raised more than a half of funds for creation of a monument to the mayor of sister city Kazimir Pere.

Urban consumer fair

In the framework of the festive Christmas events the 5th urban consumer fair dedicated to the Chinese new year took place in early January. A wide variety of consumer goods were presented at the fair. Residents had the opportunity to acquire the necessary food, and other merchandise at reasonable prices and good quality.

Cultural events in the sister city Yerevan

For the first time from 2 to 5 January, the museums were open for free visits by citizens and guests of the Armenian capital. It was held on the occasion of New year and Christmas and in the framework of the program of events "New year in Yerevan 2017". Tourists from Russia, China, EU countries and CIS countries visited the Museum of history of Yerevan city historical and archeological Museum-reserve "Erebuni" and the Museum of modern art. The students of border villages also visited museums.

The Chinese-Finnish forum in the city of Chandzhou 

For the purpose of development of the international multidimensional interaction the I Chinese-Finnish forum concerning development of a cooperation in the field of education was held on January 8, 2017 in Chandzhou. A management of Chandzhou’s bureau of municipal education and bureau of foreign affairs, representatives of China’s various universities, and also the mayor of Chandzhou’s sister city - Satakunta (Finland) participated in an action. The main activities in the field of education, questions of implementation of the international exchange are considered in a forum work progress. Training opportunities students of sister cities was discussed. 

30.12.16

The Christmas football tournament in Pazardzhik

XVII traditional Christmas football tournament was organized by the municipality of the Community of Pazardjik in the period from 24 to 26 December. Thirty-nine teams of the Republic of Bulgaria participated in the event. Representatives of local authorities, residents and guests of the city attended the tournament. During the competition, the team of Bratsigovo, Pazardzhik province took the first place. Rewarding the best players in various categories was held as a result of the tournament.

The creative contest in the sister city

City Hall and Children's complex of the sister city Pazardzhik organized contest "Make Good on Christmas", in which children in the age from 7 to 18 took part. More than 500 postcards, pictures, Christmas gifts were represented to the organizing committee. On December 22, 2016 during the closing ceremony of the event the Mayor of Pazardzhik Community Todor Popov congratulated the winners and participants.

The restoration works in Beziers

The Acropolis, on the territory of which in the past were the bishops Palace, a prison, a Cathedral, a monastery, at present is the most important part of the historical heritage of beziers. In this regard, the city administration adopted a decision on restoration of the Acropolis with the purpose of placing in its ancient buildings the modern hotel complex class "Lux", and the religious art Museum. Hotel, SPA with wine therapy, wine cellar and a restaurant will be part of the hotel complex.

Forum of young entrepreneurs - 2016 

On December 27 this year the Forum of young entrepreneurs - 2016 was held in the city of Zhenjiang, more than 10 000 people took part in its work. The young  businessmen had an opportunity to discuss the prospects of development of business activity, to make business contacts, to exchange experience in the sphere of business.

New Year’s festivities

In spite of the fact that the celebration of Christian Christmas and New Year on December 31 is considered to be the European tradition, the city of Zhenjiang was prepared for these loved by all holidays. New Year trees are set and decorated, bright festive illumination is hanged out, various events for children are organized at schools and kindergartens. Citizens and guests of the sister city participate with pleasure in all festive events.

Charity Christmas marathon in Yerevan

25 December 2016 the municipality of Yerevan jointly with "Yerevan half marathon" and "Triglav" organized in the Central streets of Yerevan annual charity marathon "new year's good run". Participants in Santa suits had to cover a distance of 5 kilometers. After the event participants were treated. All proceeds for the participation in the marathon aimed at implementation of charitable programs.

The development of international cooperation of the sister city of Changzhou

27 December China-Africa international conference was held in Changzhou. According to the results of the last conference decided on the construction of an international industrial Park. Officials of Guinea, Egypt and China attended the event and presented more than 80 investment projects in industry, energy, water, health etc. an Agreement on establishing sister city relationship between the city district Changzhou - Tanninen and the city of Kindia (Guinea) was signed in the framework of the conference.

23.12.16

Competition in the construction sphere

The competition "Building of 2016" took place in the city of Pazardzhik. A competition is held since 2008 and organized by the city’s Association of builders. The chief architect of Pazardzhik, and also representatives of the city administration and the public participated in an action. Following the results of a competition, winners in the following nominations were rewarding: "Housing buildings" and "Industrial buildings".

Organization of festive actions 

The city actions dated for celebration coming Christmas and New year continue in Bezier's city. The theatrical performance "Princesses", fair pavilions, a skating rink were organized for guests and residents on city platforms. The Christmas farm «Sessenon» working in the mode of a contact zoo opened for children. For persons interested to prepare a special gift to the relatives the service "Photo with Father Frost" is provided.

The development of agro-tourism in Zhenjiang

In order to improve the leisure activities of residents and guests of the city of Zhenjiang in the winter time, the Chinese Government allocated financial support for the development of agro-tourism in the sister city. Thanks to these measures, the 10 greenhouses growing strawberries and care of the berries were built. In addition, when visiting the agricultural complex provides a variety of services and entertainment.

Philatelic exhibition in Yerevan 

International philatelic exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia's independence was held in Yerevan from 13 to 16 December. Stamp collection from Artsakh and the United States were represented at the event. Also during the ceremony, the best philatelists who submitted the best stamp collection were awarded with diplomas and medals.

Commissioning of a chess school in Yerevan

Junior chess school in the administrative district of Kanaker-Zeytun was officially opened in Yerevan. Mayor Taron Margaryan and other officials attended the opening ceremony. The building was built in accordance with modern requirements and equipped with everything necessary. From 1 January 2017 the facility will be able to take up to 400 children.

International seminar

Within development of international cooperation the Chinese-Israeli seminar on processing industry took place on December 15 in the city of Chandzhou. The seminar was organized by the municipal national government of sister city together with Department of Economic Affairs of Israel. The purpose of the event is to assist in the creation of favorable conditions for attracting foreign investors. More than 200 representatives of authorities of various levels and the industrial industry of both countries participated in a seminar.

16.12.16

50th Anniversary of Pazardzhik Art Gallery 

Art Gallery of Stanislav Dospevski of sister city is 50 years old. In this regard, the exposition of art works will open on 17 December. It will feature 8 information panels, accompanied by photos. Materials exhibition will allow to get acquainted with the history of the gallery and the gallery stages of transformation into a major cultural center. "Book reviews" will be exhibited in a separate exposition.

The literary project in Bezier's city

The Book Box project was started by the Bezier city administration together with Lion's Doyen club on December 1, 2016. The action purpose - providing free access to reading adults and children, and also formation at younger generation of interest in books. Within the project capacious boxes were established in various districts of the city from which it is possible to take the pleasant book, and also to put in them already read.

Archaeological exhibition in the city of Zhenjiang 

30 years ago the State Council of China has included the city of Zhenjiang in the list of "the historical and cultural cities of the country". Due to celebration of this date the historical museum of the sister city organized an archaeological exhibition. Here are antiquarian products from porcelain, various metals, stones, etc. are presented. Visitors can get acquainted with exhibits of more than 2500-year within several months.

The admission Director of the Russian Hermitage Museum 

12 December the mayor of sister city Taron Margaryan met with the Director of the state Russian Museum "the Hermitage" Michael Piotrovsky. He is the son of a scientist, academician of Academy of Sciences SSR and Armenian SSR, Boris Piotrovsky, which was born in Yerevan. During the meeting the Armenian side expressed its gratitude for the great contribution of academician of the view of the Urartu period of Armenian history. In this regard, the opening ceremony of a memorial plaque perpetuating the memory of the outstanding scientist Boris Piotrovsky took place in the city of Yerevan. A visit to the Museum-reserve "Erebuni" , "round table" on issues of conducting joint excavations in the reserve Karmir blur were organized for the Director of "Hermitage".

Results of a competition of chrysanthemums

The XXII Chinese exhibition competition of chrysanthemums took place in the city of Jingmen of the Province of Hubei (People's Republic of China) on December 5. Municipal management on gardening and gardening of the sister city of Chandzhou presented on the action the model of a traditional garden from more than 8000 plants of 300 grades of chrysanthemums. Following the results of a national exhibition competition the municipal service of gardening won a significant amount of awards.

New world record in the field of culture

The new world record of Gines on a number of people at the same time playing a national reed wind instrument of Hulusa was set up in Chandzhou's adopt town on December 03. 2 525 people of different age groupes gathered from 5 to 81 years on the city square. The former record of Gines is set up with the participation of 2 204 persons.

09.12.16

Organization "Christmas festival" 

On December 09, 2016 n the eve of Christmas and New year the "Christmas festival" was organized with the support of city administration and the Center of youth policy of the sister city. Opening ceremony of a 15-meter Christmas tree held in the framework of the event. The mayor of the municipality of Pazardzhik Todor Popov, as well as famous artists of Bulgaria participated in it. Entertainment for children, concerts, Christmas fairs is planned in the program of the festival.

National contest of agricultural machinery

II national contest of intelligent agricultural technology among students was held in University of Jiangsu city of Zhenjiang on 4 December. About 40 representatives of colleges and universities from across the country participated in the event. Mini enterprises, equipment, three-dimensional structures for the cultivation of fruit trees, plants and strawberries developed by students were presented during the competition.

Forum of the Armenian-French cooperation

The III Forum of the Armenian-French decentralized cooperation took place in sister city of Yerevan. The authorities of Armenia and France, as well as more than a dozen French cities participated in the event. The meeting-discussion on the topics of education and Francophonie, urbanism and urban infrastructure, tourism and agriculture held in the framework of the forum. Prospects for cooperation between the local authorities of the two countries, as well as increasing interest in the French language by means of new technologies considered in the working groups. 

Achievements in the field of tourism 

City County Liyang city Changzhou was awarded the title of "the Most beautiful Chinese resort" during the conference "a New era of tourism in China in 2016" (Shanghai). The decision of the organizing Committee of the conference was based on the results of special surveys and online voting about the level of meet the needs of tourists, as well as comprehensive resource analysis. Liyang is recognized as the national outstanding tourist destination with a rich history and culture, unique natural resources and geographical position and developed industry of tourism.  

02.12.16


The holding of business forum in Pazardzhik

Business forum "European funding for business" held in Pazardzhik on 1 December 2016. The Bulgarian members of the European Parliament, representatives of the real sector of the economy of city and region, various experts took part in the event. During the forum, they discussed the possible financing of the Bulgarian business in the framework of European programs.

Participation in the national fencing tournament

National fencing tournament "Chocolate" for children aged 11 to 15 years held in Sofia (Republic of Bulgaria) on 27 November. Representatives of sports club "Pentathlon" the sister city of Pazardzhik worthy performed in the course of the competition. They are awarded on the results of the silver medals.

Preparation for Christmas holidays in Bezier's city

Within work on preparation for Christmas holidays in six various regions of sister city of Bezier trade pavilions were opened. There it is possible to purchase a candy store and souvenirs, Christmas-tree decorations, and also various gifts. The charitable Christmas running on city streets with a general extent of 8 km will be held on December 16. The raised funds will be allocated for the help to the Syrian sister city – Maaloula.

Visit of the Stavropol group of pupils and teachers to the sister city of Zhenjiang 

during the period from December 01 to December 03, 2016 within implementation of the Agreement on establishment of friendly twinning communications the group of pupils and teachers of a gymnasium No. 24 of Stavropol visited the sister city of Zhenjiang. The Stavropol school students took part in lessons and master classes of calligraphy of Zhenjiang high school No. 3. Meeting with representatives of the Department of international relations of Zhenjiang municipality were organized. The extensive excursion program for acquaintance with culture and sights of China is organized.

Achievements of the city of Yerevan in the field of design 

Professional competition of National Association of surveyors and designers for the best innovative project in 2016 held in Moscow on November 18. About 200 applications were submitted, including a plan of educational and sports complex of JSC "Yerevanproject" of Yerevan municipality. The site plan took 1st place in the nominations "the Best project of the multifunctional complex" and "the Best project of the object in the field of education". President of National Association of surveyors and designers, people's architect of Russia's Mikhail Posokhin presented the prizes and diplomas to the representatives of JSC "Yerevanproject".

Holding charity events in the sister city Changzhou

For the purpose of improving the living standards of elderly people living alone in the sister city the charity event was held. It is organized by TV and radio station of Changzhou. Within the action a walk took place, representatives of local government bodies and business, and also inhabitants and city visitors participated in it. Following the results of the share more than 155 thousand yuans for persons of old age were succeeded to collect.  It is worth noting that in the past year thanks to such measures about 700 persons in this category received assistance.

25.11.16

The program of the holiday events in the city of Pazardzhik

During the press conference, the mayor of the sister city of Pazardzhik Todor Popov presented the developed program of pre-holiday events "Christmas in Pazardzhik". The opening of the city Christmas tree, concerts, performances, activities and entertainment for children will be organized in the framework of the program. The Council of youth initiatives of the city of Pazardzhik assists in the implementation of the program.

Creation of fund in sister city Pazardzhik

The Entrepreneur Association of sister city of Pazardzhik created special fund of a financial support of exceptional children for achievements in the science, culture and sport fields. The fund accepts requests for receipt of a grant both from individuals, and from various associations and collectives. By results of consideration Council of fund awards young people for progress at the regional, national or international levels. Cash bonuses will constitute from 500 to 2000 Bulgarian levas.

Cultural action in Bezier

During the period from November 14 to November 26 the XXI Orb Salon is organized by the art association of the same name and is carried out in the House of associations of the sister city of Bezier. Painting, a sculpture, art photos are presented to expositions of Salon. At the end of the event participants in various categories will be awarded prizes.

International exhibition in the sister city of Zhenjiang

In the period from 28 to 29 November 2016 municipal people's government of Zhenjiang organizes Forum on new low-carbon economy and the First international trade fair of low-carbon technologies "Tech Expo – 2016". Sessions concerning creation of the environmentally safe city, seminars, meetings of experts groups, the projects presentations, technologies and products exhibitions will take place within the actions. Discussion of development of the low-carbon industry, and also promotion of technologies and products in this industry is supposed. Participation representatives of foreign countries and also heads of national and foreign industry companies is planned.

"Yerevan festival of external advertizing 2016" 

At the initiative of Yerevan city administration the "Yerevan festival of external advertizing 2016" for the first time was held during the period from November 20 to November 25, 2016. The action purpose - to promote development of an advertizing industry in the region, and also to implementation of the best international experiment in this direction. Representatives of world advertizing agencies, the leading foreign experts, and also the best specialists in the field of external advertizing participated in a festival. The conference, master classes, and also a forum with participation of representatives of telecommunication and bank spheres were held during the action. Modern approaches to creation of marketing materials, innovations in outdoor advertizing, and also a creativity role in public lighting were discussed. Within the ceremony of closing of a festival rewarding of the best models of advertizing in various nominations took place.

Assessment of service industry in Chandzhou

According to researches of Jiangsu Provincial Quality Supervision Bureau and comprehensive index of public satisfaction, Changzhou ranked second in the «Top-10 of the best cities on service industry development - 2016». The analysis took into account the quality of services: home improvement, elderly care, socio-economic sphere, etc. Among them, Changzhou’s kindergarten education satisfaction rating ranked first in Jiangsu.







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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.