10 Jul

Da Nang gears up for APEC 2017

Da Nang gears up for APEC 2017

The central coastal city of Da Nang has been working to improve necessary infrastructure in preparation for the APEC Summit Week in November.

Noticeable construction projects include turning the municipal exhibition centre into an APEC press centre, upgrading the Tien Son Sports Palace to host the APEC gala dinner, and building roads to facilitate traffic. A new terminal at Da Nang International Airport has also been completed for the occasion.

Communications and English courses have been organised for public servants, while the “Da Nang smile” campaign has been launched to promote civilised lifestyle among residents in a bid to make each of them a cultural ambassador of the city.

Security preparations, including the prevention of fires and diseases, are underway.

Last year, the Government allocated 400 billion VND (17.9 million USD) from the central government budget to support Da Nang’s preparations to host the 2017 APEC Summit.

During the week spanning from November 6 to 11, heads of state and CEOs from 21 APEC member economies will gather at the city for the key event of the APEC Year 2017.