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Una delegación de la región chilena de Biobío visita Bilbao para conocer su proceso de transformación urbana a través de la cultura

The Chilean delegation from Biobio have been welcomed to the city by Bilbao Mayor, Ibon Areso, at Bilbao Town Hall. The Mayor has shown them the transformation Bilbao has undergone from a purely industrial city to a services town. Areso has stressed the influence of the cultural policy in this change, to establish itself as an international leader in this field.

The delegation is composed of 13 representatives from the government, business and university sectors of the Chilean region of Biobío and will stay in Bilbao until October 3. The purpose of this visit is to see first hand the influence of the momentum of the cultural policy in the regeneration of the neighborhouds, and the impact of cultural events in the revitalization of the city. To do this, they will visit the main spaces and cultural activities in Bilbao.

Regarding the representatives of the region of Biobío, they come mainly from its capital, Concepción, and have been particularly interested in the bet Bilbao has made for the opening of cultural spaces, attracting international events and expanding initiatives and the cultural agenda both in the centre and in the districts.