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Beijing ready for upcoming Belt and Road forum: spokesperson
May 10,2017   By:Xinhua
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May 10, 2017 -- Banners are hung to greet the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, May 7, 2017. Beijing will host the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14-15. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaogen) 
 
BEIJING, May 10, 2017 -- Beijing is ready to host the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation from May 14 to 15, as preparatory work is progressing well, a spokesperson with the municipal government said.
 
The event will be held at the China National Convention Center and the Yanqi Lake International Convention Center in the northern suburb of Beijing, said spokesperson Wang Wenjie during an exclusive interview with Xinhua.
 
Construction is complete at all meeting sites at the China National Convention Center, where the opening ceremony and the plenary session of a high-level meeting will be staged. Arrangements at the Yanqi center, the main venue of the forum, have also been complete.
 
The main press center inside the China National Convention Center is expected to be finished on Wednesday, while a temporary one at the Yanqi site is ready.
 
The event has enlisted more than 2,000 volunteers, all of whom have been trained, according to Wang.