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The third Asia-Pacific PPP network meeting was held in Ningbo

On September 2nd, the third Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Financing and Government and Social Capital Cooperation (PPP) Network ("Asia Pacific PPP Network") conference kicked off in Ningbo. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the PPP Center of the Ministry of Finance and the Ningbo Municipal People's Government. There are more than 100 Chinese and foreign representatives from 18 Asia-Pacific PPP network members, two African countries, the UN Economic Commission for Europe, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, international organizations and well-known forums such as the Asia-Pacific Business Forum and the Astana International Financial Center, as well as the private sector.

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Three-year Treatment Action for Small Towns makes a difference

In September 2016, Ningbo launched the “comprehensive environmental treatment action of small towns”, aiming to solve the environmental problems of small towns of the city and realize their beautifying transformation within three years. On August 21 this year, the administration office of the treatment action of small towns released the “answer sheet” of the treatment to the citizens. After three year’s treatment, a large number of towns and townships in the city have achieved the beautiful transformation, and a range of clean towns, energetic towns and featured towns have sprung up in the city. All the 112 towns and townships of Ningbo have passed the examination and checking of the province, and 67 small towns have been included in the lists of the provincial or municipal model towns.

According to the statistics, over the three years, Ningbo has treated about 1.97 million tons of waste, 970,000 square meters of bare walls, 5.04 million square meters of blue roofs and 4.99 square meters of building

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Aquatic experts help farmers with shrimp problems

"The heavy rainfall brought by the typhoon will cause changes in the water environment of the shrimp pond. The vannamei will have a stress reaction and have the disease." In the past few days, the city's aquatic experts went to some fishery ponds in Cixi to guide farmers to carry out post-disaster disposal, relieving the stress of shocked shrimp.

There are many fish and shrimp ponds in Huangshan, Guanhaiwei Town. In order to help local aquaculture farmers to properly cope with post-disaster problems, experts from Ningbo Ocean and Fisheries Research Institute and experts from Cixi Aquatic Technology Promotion Center went to the fishery ponds of local fishery cooperatives and farmers to check the disaster situation and provide technical guidance. "If the shrimps get

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Sign language training class launched

To further promote the sign language, enhance the popularity rate of the sign language, and create a better environment for free communication with the hearing impaired people, Ningbo Employment Center for the Disabled carried out a beginner’s course of “Chinese Sign Language”, attracting 40 people for training.

With the deepening of the sign language promotion, the window service staff and the general citizens have improved their awareness of helping the disabled, so the sign language users have expanded to the window service staff, volunteer teams and sign language lovers.

The training class invited the professional teacher from Ningbo Special Education School as the trainer. In class, the teacher explained to the trainees the sign language knowledge and gestures in such aspects as daily life, laws and regulations, culture and sports, and animals and plants. After training, the trainees are able to use the basic sign language words to conduct some simple daily dialogues

Professionals from Ningbo Surveying and Mapping Design and Research Institute surveys disaster-stricken sites

Recently, all the staff of Ningbo Surveying and Mapping Design and Research Institute were dispatched to the disaster-stricken sites, using scientific measurement methods to conduct comprehensive surveying of the affected spots such as Beilun and Tiantong, and generate panoramic stereoscopic images to provide scientific basis for restoration and reconstruction.

On August 10th, a mobile measurement team dispatched by Ningbo Surveying and Mapping Design Institute went to multiple roads with serious water-storage like Cuibai Road, Haishu District, Yonggang North Road of Yinzhou, Rainbow North Road, Qianhu North Road, and Innovation Road to monitor the conditions there. They used "laser scan + panoramic image" to survey the water-storage area. Data were analyzed and immediately

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