Monday, September 23, 2013

Council issues proclamation honoring sister-city Nanning China delegation



At the most recent Council Meeting,  the Council honored a delegation from Provo’s sister city, Nanning China. The Council members also participated in a luncheon with the delegation. Sister cities are formed to promote cultural and commercial ties between geographically distinct cities. The relationship between Provo and Nanning promotes the sharing of ideas, cross cultural exchanges, and provides access to business opportunities.


According to reporting in the Daily Herald, the relationship between the cities began in the year 2000,under Mayor Lewis Billings, and has been positive since.


Mayor John Curtis and Council Chair Gary Winterton recently returned from a visit to Nanning China to help build the relationship. The Mayor, sensitive to costs said on his blog,”Funding of the relationship remains a challenge and both Gary and I made sure no tax-payer money was spent on our trips.”  You can read more about their trip in the Daily Herald here, and from at the Mayor’s Blog here.  


Here are some notable facts about Nanning:
  • Nanning is the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China.
  • It is known as the "Green City" because of its abundance of lush tropical foliage.
  • Nanning has a resident population of 6.7 million individuals

Council Chair Gary Winterton and Mayor John Curtis during a luncheon with the delegation