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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Friday, January 05 2018 - 21:47
China-ASEAN Exposition Host City Nanning Opens Metro Line 2
NANNING, China, Jan. 5, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On December 28, 2017, the host to the China-ASEAN Exposition, Nanning of 
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, commenced operation of its Metro Line 2. As 
the new route shares an interchange with Metro Line 1 that opened in 2016, the 
opening of Line 2 indicates that the Nanning Metro has now formed a 
cross-shaped network and that the city is ushering a new era of commuting 
convenience. Nanning is the capital of the southwestern Chinese autonomous 
region of Guangxi, as well as the center of Guangxi politics, economy, culture 
and transportation. The opening and operation of Line 1 and Line 2 of the 
Nanning Metro has launched Guangxi into the limelight as the first minority 
ethnic group autonomous region with a subway system.

It has been known that after the opening of Line 2, the Nanning Metro now 
operates 53.1 km of routes and 43 stations. The transfer between Line 1 and 
Line 2 not only makes commuting much easier for citizens and mitigates 
above-ground traffic congestion, but also instills more vitality and hope into 
the city. The opening of Metro Line 2 is a testament to the overall rise in 
socio-economic development level of Nanning and will promote and accelerate 
both public transportation and urban construction. The new line is also 
conducive to Nanning's goal for establishing a general international 
transportation hub of the region and a modernized and eco-friendly metropolis 
with hospitable environment, and is contributive to Nanning's developmental 
target to forging a city with higher sense of security, stronger sense of 
belonging and more happiness. As planned, the future Nanning Metro network will 
be comprised of 184 stations and eight lines totaling about 252 km in mileage.

The city of Nanning is located at the juncture of the southern China, 
southwestern China and Southeast Asia economic circles, and is a core in the 
Beibu Gulf Economic Zone and the permanent host of the China-ASEAN Exposition. 
Well-endowed with unrivaled natural conditions, the entire Nanning remains lush 
throughout the year and thus has been nicknamed the "Green City". A recipient 
of the "UN Habitat Award", in 2016 Nanning was inscribed into the first batch 
of "national ecological garden cities" by the Ministry of Housing and 
Urban-Rural Development. In December 2018, the 12th China International Garden 
Expo will take place in Nanning.

SOURCE:The News Bureau of Nanning Municipal Government

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