Expo volunteers are ready to go

16:01, April 08, 2010      

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The recruiting and training of Expo volunteers is complete and they're ready for action, the Expo operator said yesterday.

Volunteers are mainly university students, Ma Chunlei, deputy director of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China's Shanghai Committee and deputy leader of the Expo volunteer recruitment team, told a press conference yesterday.

Around 72,000 volunteers will work inside the Expo site and another 100,000 will staff more than 1,000 service centers around the city during the event, which is expected to attract 70 million visitors.

Another 1.97 million volunteers will work as civic volunteers around the city during the six-month Expo.

More than 55,000 volunteers have received training so far. The training will continue until the end of the global event.

Source: Expo2010


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