Xi stresses preparation for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed that the city planning and construction in Beijing, and preparation for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, are two important missions for the city in the near future.

During the two-day inspection tour in Beijing on Thursday and Friday, Xi visited the site for Beijing’s new international airport, Wukesong sports center, the Capital Gymnasium, the office of the capital’s “subsidiary administrative center” and a forest park, Xinhua news agency reported.

While inspecting the construction site of Beijing’s new international airport terminal building, Xi said the new airport was a major landmark project of the capital, which should adopt the highest standards, best quality and the world’s most advanced management technology and experience.

At the Wukesong sports center, venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics ice hockey event, Xi urged efforts to learn from foreign experience while strengthening domestic development and technological innovation in terms of stadium planning, design and construction.

He also called for high standards in the planning, construction and management of the capital’s “subsidiary administrative center,” and stressed work safety at the construction site.

On Friday afternoon, Xi presided over a symposium on city planning and construction in Beijing and preparation for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, and heard reports delivered by party officials.

–IANS

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