Beijing says Olympic preparations in place

Beijing (VNA) - From power supply to traffic service, and from air quality to food safety, Beijing is ready for the Olympic Games in all aspects, according to the city government on August 4.

The capital was fully prepared in energy and water supply, transport services, air-quality control, public hygiene, health services, commodity supplies, hotel booking, tourism services and entertainment, the city government spokesman, Liu Zhi, was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying at a press conference in the 2008 Beijing International Media Centre.

"Besides these, we have a strong backup from Beijing residents,” Liu Zhi said, adding that many of them have greatly contributed to the Olympics preparatory work.

He said many locals had picked up English, learned foreign etiquette and applied to be volunteers.

“After seven years of hard work, Beijing is opening its arms,” he said.

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