Hangzhou is ready for G20 summit

May 27 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Construction of the main venue of G20 summit and B20 summit and the accommodations for G20 leaders has been completed, Hangzhou Party Secretary Zhao Yide said at a press conference yesterday.

Officials of the Zhejiang Provincial Government and the Hangzhou Municipal Government took an oath collectively yesterday morning in a 100-day countdown to the G20 summit to be held in Hangzhou on September 4 and 5.

More than 200 Chinese and foreign journalists joined the press conference. They were told that a 10,000-square-meter media center will be set up with state-of-art facilities and they were given a list of recommended hotels in the vicinity of the summit venue.

Shuttle buses will be provided at the airport, railway stations, media center, convention venues, and recommended hotels. All buses in downtown Hangzhou will be powered by electricity.

"China is ready and Hangzhou is ready for the G20 summit," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the journalists yesterday.

At the summit, the Chinese government will unveil a blueprint for innovation-driven development, set an action plan to implement the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, invite developing countries to the summit, and prioritize areas for G20 reform.

The Hangzhou summit will also call for global financial system reform, anti-corruption cooperation, G20's cooperation with African and least developed countries, and implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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