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Taipei mayor embarks on Europe tour

Taipei mayor embarks on Europe tour

Taipei, March 3 (CNA) Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin departed Saturday for a three-city fact-finding tour of Europe that will take him to various sites of urban revitalization. The 10-day trip will cover London, Barcelona and Hamburg, according to a statement released by the city government. He is hoping to learn from those cities' experiences in organizing large-scale events, ahead of Taipei's bid to be designated the World Design Capital for 2016 and to ensure the success of the 2017 Universiade, the statement said. In London, Hau will visit Covent Garden, St. Pancras railway station and the King's Cross St. Pancras tube station. His itinerary in Barcelona will include historical buildings, traditional markets, boulevards, riverfronts and old industrial parks. In Hamburg, the mayor will go to HafenCity, where the old port warehouses of Hamburg are being gentrified. He is scheduled to wrap up his visit March 13 and return to Taiwan March 15. (By Johnson Sun and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-02-26 10:19 GMT+08:00