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Kaohsiung to host 2017 EcoMobility World Festival

Kaohsiung to host 2017 EcoMobility World Festival

Kaohsiung, Sept. 24 (CNA) Kaohsiung kicked off the 2015 International EcoMobility Forum and Green Transportation Exhibition Thursday as Mayor Chen Chu (??) met with Kim Jong-boo (???), deputy mayor of Changwon city, South Korea, in the southern Taiwan city. During the opening ceremony, Kim handed over to Chen the chairmanship of the EcoMobility Alliance of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), and it was announced that the city itself will be the host of 2017 EcoMobility World Festival. At this year's exhibition, various companies are showcasing their latest R&D findings in green transportation and technologies, including bicycles, bike rental systems, clean energy cars, and power generating floors. Chen said that as a founding member of ICLEI, Kaohsiung has put much effort in environmental protection work over the past few years. Kaohsiung has a growing network of bike lanes that stretch over 755 kilometers -- a remarkable achievement for a city known mainly for its scooters. Kaohsiung is also the first city in Taiwan to offer self-serviced bike rental kiosks to the public, and now it prides itself in providing 159 rental stations. The city's bike lanes are so famous that it was chosen by the prestigious U.S. Cable News Network (CNN) as one of the five best biking cities in Asia. Mayor Chen also stated that Kaohsiung would invite more than 50 cities and more than 1,000 scholars and representatives from different countries to join the 2017 EcoMobility World Festival so that the world will be able to witness the effort that her city has put into green work. (By Chen Chi-feng and Lee Mei-yu)


Updated : 2020-12-05 02:00 GMT+08:00