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Expo wins a flood of volunteer applicants

MORE than 420,000 people, including 1,500 foreigners, have signed up to be volunteers at World Expo Shanghai, double the required number for the event, a senior city management authority official said yesterday.

Most of the applicants are local university students and young white-collar workers. They also include young people from other provinces and Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, said Chen Zhenmin, director of the city management office for Expo.

The foreign volunteers are from 83 countries and will mainly serve visitors in foreign country pavilions during the 184-day event, Chen said.

About 70,000 volunteers will be recruited to work on the Expo grounds and another 100,000 for the 1,000 or so service centers that will be set up around the city during the event, which is expected to attract 70 million visitors.

The Expo organizer has conducted a writing test about Expo-related knowledge and etiquette for 110,000 applicants and more than 98 percent of them have passed the exam, he said.

Deadline for volunteer applications is December 31 and recruitment and training will be finished in March. The organizer will provide special training for foreign volunteers, putting modules on the Internet for them to study from abroad.

The city is striding ahead with environmental improvements, polishing residents' manners and the quality of service in local establishments in the run-up to the event, according to the fourth Expo Civilization Index, which was also released yesterday.


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