On April 15 the capital of Ingushetia the city of Magas celebrated the City Day. Secretary General of UCLG-Eurasia Rasikh Sagitov and delegations from the cities of Simferopol, Ulyanovsk, Makhachkala, Pyatigorsk, Rostov-on-Don, Grozny and Pskov arrived to congratulate Magas celebrating the 1075th anniversary.
Mayor of Magas Mr.Beslan Tsechoev presented the development of the social and economic infrastructure of the city. Guests shared their impressions and highlighted that they were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the city, harmonious combination of historic and modern sites, they were especially impressed by innovative projects implemented during the last years.
On the City Day from morning till late evening concerts, theatrical performances, workshops, exhibitions of famous artists and craftsmen took place on the Alaniya Square in Magas. Games with facilitators, attractions, show of living statues and many other entertainment programs were organized for children. Archery tournament, motor rally, open chess tournament, judo and arm wrestling competitions took place during the celebrations.
Mr.Rasikh Sagitov highlighted that the city of Magas pays great attention to social projects and ecology. It is clean in the city and toys receiving containers, bookcrossing sites, used batteries and lamps receiving containers are installed everywhere.
The event was followed by a holiday gift for citizens and guests of the capital from Stavropol friends who presented fire show, as well as by colorful fireworks.
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The year 2018 begins with the launch of the 4th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award), a platform for the sharing and exchange of successful innovative practices. The Guangzhou Award supports the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and New Urban Agenda (NUA), contributing to the creation of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements.
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The Guangzhou Award is co-sponsored by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis), and City of Guangzhou. The award aims to recognize innovation in improving social, economic and environmental sustainability in cities and regions and, in so doing, to advance the prosperity and quality of life of their citizens.
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