Hoi An: ready for APEC 2017


(QNO) - Everything for the activities under the Hoi An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2017 is being prepared and in control.

APEC 2017 panel
APEC 2017 panel

The APEC activities will occur in Hoi An from October 8 to 21, including the APEC Youth Forum, an excursion to Hoi An ancient town, the APEC Finance Ministerial Meeting – the crucial event with three components: the Senior Officials’ Meeting on October 19, the Vice Ministerial Meeting on October 20, and the Ministerial Meeting on the afternoon of October 20 and all the next day. Besides, another event within the APEC 2017 framework, the opening ceremony of Vietnam-Japan Cultural Space is expected to take place on November 10 or 11, followed by the red-seal ship model exhibition, displaying historical materials and archaeological findings on trade and Japanese streets in Hoi An in the 17th century, and a lot of other cultural and art activities.

Besides the good preparation for the APEC events held in Hoi An, this locality is also ready to cooperate with other localities for an effective APEC 2017. Specifically, Hoi An in combination with Dien Ban town decorates and renovates some roads, especially the Da Nang – Hoi An coastal road and the street to Tra Que vegetable village. The APEC 2017 panels are also set up along the streets in Hoi An and some others related. In addition, there is some propaganda to help raise the public awareness of the events’ importance. It is also a good chance to introduce a nice and pretty Hoi An to the world.