Improvements in ecological protection merit Nanning intl award
The International Awards for Livable Communities, also known as LivCom Awards, announced its finalists on Dec 8 in Rome, Italy, placing Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, as one of the six global winners in Population Category E.
Twenty-two cities from 32 countries participated in this year's competition as well as 34 projects. Nanning has also won two awards at the Art, Culture and Heritage Management Project Award and the Environmental Sustainability Project Award.
Bougainvillea and kapok trees in full bloom in Nanning. [Photo by He Guangmin/China News Service]
The LivCom Awards, first held in 1997, aims to find the best practices around the world in building livable communities. It is one of the top honors globally for urban construction and the living environment. This year's final was held online for the first time.
Nanning has devoted great efforts to upgrading its ecological environment and remarkable outcomes have been achieved in recent years. The city has also won the title of National Ecological Garden City.