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A new bookstore opens in Eastern New Town

Ningbo Reading Center for Staff , the first reading space of this kind located in the Eastern New Town, was officially opened to the public on July 5, adding a ray of cultural ambience to the city.

Located on the first floor of the West Building of May 1 Square, the Yue-Read Museum is comprised of the Ningbo Workers’ Cultural Palace, Ningbo Xinhua Bookstore Group, Ningbo Library, the Cooperated and operated by Ningbo Publishing House, it covers an area of more than 1,800 square meters and is divided into two branches: Xinhua Bookstore and Ningbo Library’s May Day Branch. With a collection of nearly 50,000 books and volumes, it is the city’s largest collection of books,

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Ningbo Botanical Garden caters to tourism needs

Ningbo Botanical Garden, the first phase opening in 2016, centering around flower viewing and planting experience, worked to develop “flower and fruit tour”. The third “fruit tomatoes” festival held before the “May Day Festival” provided colorful and various tomatoes which attracted tourists’ interest. And some new varieties launched by vegetable cooperatives and tomato growers were sold across the country via livestreaming during the “May Day” holiday.

In 2020 “May Day Festival”, Ningbo Botanical Garden held many activities themed “intoxicating beauty in May Day”, such as appreciating delicious food, delicate things and picturesque sceneries, and guiding citizens and tourists to seek for and enjoy the spring. At Gate 3, the five-day fair was a meeting of a wide range of local snacks, famous specialties and handmade cultural products. In the water restaurant, “Land and Water” yoga performance allowed people to relax in the nature - running water, sunlight, flowers, plants, breeze, paddle boarding.

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Comprehensive participation rate for art popularity in Ningbo exceeds 77%

On the evening of April 22, the Ala Modern Orchestra held a live show on the Douyin platform, bringing the public a fresh online concert experience. This is just one example of the “art for people” cloud services of Ningbo Cultural Station in exploring the new models for public cultural services. The activities concerned have been working on Ningbo’s pilot area for art popularity. So far, the comprehensive participation rate for the art popularization among all citizens in Ningbo has exceeded 77%.

According to a survey by a third party, the “viewing” activities for the “art for people” campaign is as high as 76.47%, and the rates of the activities that fall into the categories of “training”, “cultural and artistic groups” and “cultural and artistic composition” have also increased a lot, demonstrating the successful achievement of the cultural popularization work over the past couple of years.

It is on August 8, 2016 that Ningbo launched the art popularization project with the theme of “art for people”. And in December that year

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Ningbo to be smarter in 2020

Ensure the cumulative completion of more than 6,000 5G base stations and strive to reach 10,000; explore to form a new model of urban smart governance and promote the modernization of the urban governance capabilities… Recently, Ningbo Municipal Economic and Information Technology Bureau has released the main points of the construction of the new smart city in 2020. According to the plan, Ningbo will work hard to build a smarter city by improving the intelligent interconnection of infrastructure, sharing and utilization of urban big data, the accuracy of social governance, the efficiency and convenience of services, and the innovation integration of the digital economy.

Compared with previous years, the building of the new smart city in 2020 will focus more on the new infrastructure construction and urban brain construction, both with 5G as their core.

For the new infrastructure construction, Ningbo will promote the establishment of boutique 5G network: promote the commercial scale of 5G network, speeding up the scenarized deployment of 5G network in the main urban areas, key industrial parks,

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Ningbo promotes tourism in cooperation with other cities in Zhejiang

From April 24 to 26, the tourism department of Beilun District, Ningbo carried out the tourism promotion activities in Yunhe County of Lishui and Kecheng District of Quzhou, launching the campaign of “Zhejiang tourists’ tour of Zhejiang Province” in cooperation with partner cities.

Since the start of the “tourism partner project”, Beilun District has conducted cooperation in various fields with Yunhe County and Kecheng District, especially in the cultural tourism field by giving full play to the advantages of each part. This time, the district conducted the promotion activity to promote the work resumption of the tourist companies and the recovery of the tourist market.

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