Xuhui to offer better services for import expo

English language service is being offered at downtown railway station and shopping malls in preparation for the first China International Import Expo.

English language service is being offered at downtown railway station and shopping malls in preparation for the first China International Import Expo, to be hosted in Shanghai this November.

The Shanghai South Railway Station has begun offering bilingual language service at three visitor counters to foreign passengers during the event, said Ji Jun, a senior service staff member at the station.

Twenty newly recruited graduates from local universities are staffing the counters.

The station has also launched renovations to its toilets, waiting lounges, ticket counters and greenery, Ji said.

Such efforts are part of a campaign launched by Xuhui District yesterday to improve services at downtown landmarks ahead of the expo.

In the bustling Xujiahui commercial area, another Xuhui landmark, 60 volunteers wearing red ribbons have begun providing customer service, and English service is also available, said Yin Jie, an official with the Xujiahui Commercial Co.

Ongoing revamping of the commercial area will improve the illumination, advertisement, activity space and accessible facilities in advance of the expo, Yin said.

Service staff with Shanghai South Railway Station, Xujiahui mall and the district’s market watchdog yesterday pledged to offer the best service for the event to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai from November 5 to 10.

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