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Slovenian town goes ahead with beer fountain plan
  
〠 A small Slovenian town is pressing ahead with plans to build a fountain which spouts beer instead of water, despite opposition from some councillors.
儘管遭到一些地方議員反對,但斯洛維尼亞的一個小鎮仍在極力推行一項計畫:建造一座啤酒噴——該噴噴出的將是啤酒,而不是水。
  
〠 The project in Zalec, which is known for its hop plantations, is being described as the first beer fountain in Europe, and has made headlines in neighbouring Croatia and further afield in Serbia. The fountain doesn't yet have a completion date, but future visitors will find a variety of Slovenian beers on offer, and pay six euros for three 30cl helpings served in a commemorative mug, Slovenia's Dnevnik news website reports.
小鎮名為紮來茨,因啤酒花種植而聞名,有望成為歐洲首個建造啤酒噴的地方。它要建造啤酒噴的消息已在鄰國克羅埃西亞、甚至更遠的塞爾維亞引發轟動。據斯洛維尼亞的鄧尼維克新聞網報導,目前這座噴還未確定建成日期,不過等它竣工後,遊客可以品嘗到斯洛維尼亞出售的各種啤酒。每個紀念馬克杯可以盛三份啤酒,每份啤酒30厘升。每杯啤酒售價6歐元。
  
〠 It's set to cost the council about 170,000 euros - half of the total bill for construction, the website says. The town's mayor, Janko Kos, says the remainder will come from private donations. "It's true the fountain won't be cheap. But it's a development project, a tourism product," he told the website.
報導稱,建造總費用的一半將由鎮議會支付,即17萬歐元。鎮長揚科·科斯表示,剩下的費用將來自民間捐助。他接受採訪時稱:“建造這個噴確實耗資巨大,但這是一個發展專案,一個旅遊產品。”
  
〠 But the course of the beer fountain has not run smoothly - some opposition councillors aren't happy about the amount being spent, saying it could be put to better use in the community. They attempted to scupper the plans at an extraordinary council meeting last week, but were ultimately outvoted by two-thirds of their colleagues.
然而建造啤酒噴的提議也收到不少阻力,一些持反對意見的地方議員認為項目太費錢。他們表示,這些錢本可以投入到社區中,發揮更大的作用。在上周舉行的鎮議會特別會議中,反對者試圖否決這一計畫,但最終,有三分之二的議員投了贊成票。
  
〠 Zalec sits in a valley of hop plantations in central Slovenia, known locally as the "valley of green gold". Even the town's green and yellow crest pays tribute to its main activity, simply featuring the outline of a hop plant.
紮來茨位於斯洛維尼亞中部,是一個滿是啤酒花種植園的山谷。當地人稱之為“綠金山谷”。甚至當地黃綠相間的山峰波谷也來配合它的宣傳——勾勒出一幅啤酒花植株的樣子。
  
【Vocabulary】
〠 scupper:使船沉沒;突襲
〠 crest:山頂,最高峰


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