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Most beautiful bays world congress to kick off Sept. 27 in Penghu

2018/09/18 22:57:06

Chen Guang-fu (陳光復, fourth left)

Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) The 14th World Congress of the Most Beutiful Bays in the World (MBBW) will officially open Sept. 27 in offshore county of Penghu, the county's magistrate, Chen Guang-fu (陳光復), announced Tuesday.

Chen said that some 250 representatives of 50 cities from 23 countries around the world will participate in the international meeting which will be the first of its kind ever held in Penghu.

With the theme "In Love with the Ocean: Ecological and Tourism Sustainability, Ocean Economy, Cooperation and Co-creation," the MBBW annual meeting will feature a series of academic forums, expositions, and cultural and sports events that started Sept. 20 and will run through Nov. 4, Chen noted.

The activities that started Sept. 20 include the Worldwide Ocean Cities Exposition that will run through Oct. 31, while an event titled Swimming Across Two Beautiful Islands of Penghu was held Sept. 20-24.

The other activities to be held along with the congress will include the Bay Landscape Art Festival, the Carnival Street Parade, the Penghu Lights Festival, the Global Marine Areas and Harbor City Forum, the Night in Penghu concert, an ironman triathlon and the Penghu Cross-Sea Marathon.

The MBBW congress activities are expected to attract some 60,000 domestic and foreign visitors, Chen estimated.

(By Chen Chi-ching and Romulo Huang)