Friendship City proposal benefits Kota Kinabalu and Changsha

Friendship City’s proposal with Changsha City would benefit both cities, said Kota Kinabalu City Mayor Datuk Seri Dr Sabin Samitah 

“This Friendship City proposal with Changsha city would benefit both parties in terms of economic growth, sustainable city developments, climate change management, tourism, cultural exchange, skills and management sharing among other things,” he said, The Star reported. 

Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) has reaffirmed its desire to establish a Friendship City agreement with Changsha City in China’s Hunan province, aimed at fostering economic, social, and cultural exchange and development.

Yesterday Sabin received a courtesy call from a delegation from the People’s Government of Changsha City, Hunan Province, China. 

The deputy secretary-general of the Changsha municipal government, Lu Xingying, highlighted the potential for mutual benefits through collaborative efforts between the two cities.

He highlighted Changsha City’s renowned cultural heritage, vibrant tourism offerings, and advanced machinery industry, among other notable features.

Since June 10, the Changsha delegation has been visiting Sabah for three days, exploring places like SM All Saints in Kota Kinabalu and the Darau Wetland Eco Tourism site.

This visit comes after DBKK representatives made a courtesy call to Changsha Municipal People’s Government deputy mayor Gao Wenqi on May 12 last year, marking the initial discussions for the Friendship City proposal.

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