Defining logo solicited for Hengqin - THE Hengqin New Area Administrative Committee is soliciting worldwide for a unique logo that will promote the identity, spirit and vitality of China’s third-ever state-level development zone -- Hengqin.
The logo will be used in a series of promotions to make clear the national status of Hengqin New Area, forge its image, solidify the involvement of various parties and attract international interest, according to a spokesperson. “Therefore, the logo will embody a fervent atmosphere for superb and comprehensive development of the island,” she said.
The successful entrant will receive a pretax payment of 100,000 yuan ($14,640). The top10 entrants will receive 2,000 yuan ($290) each. Thirty participants will be presented with gifts.
The design must reflect the Hengqin New Area “one country, two systems” policy, the opening up to Hong Kong and Macao and then to the rest of the world. It has to highlight scientific development and trailblazing, and convey Hengqin as an open, energetic, intelligent eco-island, the spokesperson pointed out.
“In execution,” she said, “the design should be a high-resolution computer-drawn or handmade image with strong visual appeal, concise composition and creative ideas that adapt seamlessly to publicity on television, in newspapers, via cybermedia and on flags, badges and other publications.”
The design must be accompanied by clearly stated brief interpretations of the image, both printed separately on ISO A4 paper format, she said.
Applications are available electronically at www.hengqin.gov.cn/en.
GROWTH of 11.7 per cent was achieved, reaching 1.46 billion yuan ($214 million) in budgetary revenue for Xiangzhou District in 2009. Meanwhile, financial revenue topped 2.31 billion yuan ($338 million), a year-on-year rise of 8.1 per cent. What’s more, a record high 1.3 billion yuan ($190 million), 40 million yuan ($5.86 million) more than that in 2008, was spent improving people’s livelihood and regional public services in the district last year.
More cars cross border
MORE than 12,300 Guangdong-Macao-through-automobiles have been recorded at Gongbei Port. Statistics show that around 2.1 million such vehicles with nearly 2 million passengers crossed the border via Gongbei Port in 2009. This is 5 and nearly 9 percentage points higher respectively than that of the previous year.
New Year hot
THE city saw 242,200 visitors during the three-day New Year holiday, an increase of 2.9 per cent from the same period of last year. The number of overnight visitors was 92,800, up 1.64 per cent.
Tourist attractions such as the Fisher Maiden, Haibin Park, Jingshan Park and other scenic spots along Lovers Avenue attracted the largest number of visitors. At the same time, Ocean Spring Resort hosted over 50,000 tourists in the holiday with all rooms occupied in the first two days. Moreover, 12,000 tourists took part in the Macao cruise tours from Wanzai Tourist Wharf.
Holidaymaking motorists from surrounding areas including Zhongshan and Jiangmen, two cities with mutual recognition of annual vehicle passes with Zhuhai, flooded into the city with their families. In addition, tourists from Hong Kong, Macao or overseas came to visit Hengqin Island, seeking for opportunities for investment.
Station detour begins
NORTHBOUND motor traffic on Gangchang Road in Xiawan, Gongbei, will be blocked for construction of the Guangzhou-Zhuhai MRT Zhuhai Station external project from tomorrow until August 31. One-lane southward motor traffic will be allowed.
Starting from the intersection of Gangchang and Qiaoguang roads, the 640m external project will forge gate-shaped pier columns and will connect with the Gangchang Road Super Major Bridge at the intersection. Five pier columns have completed.
As a result, motorists heading for Gangchang Road from Gongbei Port will have to turn right at the Changping Road intersection, while those heading for Nanping and Wanzai will see no difference. Meanwhile, vehicles from Gangchang Road to Gongbei Port will have to detour using Qiaoguang Road.
Art exhibition under way
AN art exhibition titled The Tale of the Peach Blossom Spring, which was created by Li Lei and Gu Yuan, opened at the Gu Yuan Museum of Art on West Meihua Road in New Xiangzhou on Saturday and will run through the end of this month.
Li Lei, executive director of the Shanghai Art Museum, and Gu Yuan, executive director of the X-Coma Xi’an art centre, both take great interest in abstract art. Li has spent nearly 20 years studying and creating abstract oil paintings, printmaking, sculptures and other work, while Gu focused on landscapes and human images in terms of abstract paintings.