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Internet expert speaks on smart city construction in Ningbo

On March 9, Gao Xinmin, vice director-general of China Internet Association gave a lecture entitled “Advanced Stage of Modernized City Development” for the Jiangdong district cadres, some executives of the information business enterprises and the people from three major communication operators(China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom). He recounted such issues as the comparison between “digital city” and “smart city”, the technological background of “smart city” and what to do in the process of constructing a “smart city” as well as how to push forward the construction.

It is said that 60 cities in China have made the development plans of “smart city” and more than 100 oversea cities have already started to practice the “smart city”.  According to Gao Xinmin, the construction of “smart city” is a long-term and systematic project, which can not be completed overnight. “We can not wait and need to start early. This is the competition”, he said.
Since the city started the "smart city" program, Jiangdong is in the lead of its network infrastructure construction. At present, the district has not only realized the full coverage of wifi network, 3G network and the pilot 4G network, but also launched 13 projects such as “digital city management upgrading”, “smart and healthy hygiene informationization” and regional video surveillance system of Jiangdong Branch of Public Security Bureau.

"At present, the construction of a smart city should avoid two tendencies: one is the lowering of standards. We should always keep in mind that smart city is merely a different name and it still requires the same as the digital city; the other is the divorce from the real conditions. And we should not set some unrealistic goals. “In the lecture, Gao spoke highly of Ningbo’s "smart city plan" and recommended Jiangdong District to do more in providing services.

New semester for kids

New semester for kids

Many pupils started new semester yesterday following a one-month winter break. Kids in a primary school in Jiangdong created calligraphic works to express their wishes for new year.

Ningbo enterprises invited to invest in Bremen Germany

On February 21, the person in charge of Bremen Economy Promotion Bureau extended invitation for Ningbo enterprises to invest in Bremen, a state of Germany with developed port logistics resources.

As one of the 16 federal states in Germany, Bremen is an important industrial district, a big port and a logistics center in Germany and even in Europe, with its unique advantage in port and heavy industry resources. In terms of port resource, Bremerhaven Port is the fourth biggest port in Europe. In terms of automobile industry, the second largest car manufacturing plant attached to Daimler has an annual output of about 225,000 series Benz cars in Bremen, and over 600 auto parts suppliers are also located in the state.

Bremen Economy Promotion Bureau will take part in this year's ZJITS, and on April 24, the "2012 Bremen Investment and Cooperation Conference" will be held in Hannover Exhibition Hall in Germany.

Ningbo earmarks 74.7 billion in traffic improvements

In the past five years, Ningbo has achieved remarkable results in traffic infrastructure construction including highway, railway, aviation and shipping. Investment in traffic construction is booming with a total input of 74.76 billion yuan within 5 years.

Highway
With the accomplishment of Hangzhou Bay Bridge, Zhoushan Mainland-Islands Linking Project and Ningbo Round-city Expressway, Ningbo has equipped with a well-developed highway system, shortening the journey to any city in the Yangtze River Delta to 2 hours' ride. Currently, the total length of highways open to traffic reached 415 km and the total length of road has reached 10,455 km, with 937 kilometers as arterial road. Road density (km per 100 sq. km area) is reported as 106.5, reaching the level of moderately developed countries. At present, except several villages on islands, all the administrative villages in Ningbo can be accessed by regular buses.

Rail
The construction of the Ningbo-Taizhou-Wenzhou Railway has changed the Ningbo unfavorable position as a terminal of railway to that of a regional hub. The total length of railway reaches 259.31 km, with 93.3 kilometers as newly built railway. Through the Xiaoshan-Ningbo line, a railway network has formed, connecting Zhenhai, Beilun Port with Zhejiang - Jiangxi line and Shanghai-Hangzhou line.

Shipping
In 2007, the container throughput of Ningbo Port was 9 million TEUs and the cargo throughput stood at 344 million tonnes. Until last year, the container throughput has reached 14.51 million TEU while the cargo throughput reached 433 million tones, resulting in Ningbo's current ranking in terms of container volume move up to the third place nationwide and sixth place worldwide. Currently, The port has a network consisting of 236 shipping lanes, covering over 600 ports in more than 100 countries in the world. The indirect hinterland of Ningbo Port has expanded to Anhui Province, Jiangxi Province, Hubei Province, Hunan Province and Sichuan Province, making Ningbo port a main line port for ocean-going container transport.

Services
Improvement of transportation facilities goes long with better services. Ningbo bus stations offers the online booking system and telephone booking system, which enable passengers to make payment at home and collect tickets in a nearby bus station. Meanwhile, the railway station, the taxi company and airport also offer new services to enhance the convenience for the public

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