Quang Nam: Ready for APEC 2017

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(QNO) - Chairman of Quang Nam provincial People's Committee Dinh Van Thu had an inspection at Hoi An city and some other places of APEC 2017 on 11 October.

Mr. Thu at the meeting on the preparation of APEC 2017
Mr. Thu at the meeting on the preparation of APEC 2017

In Quang Nam, the APEC 2017 Finance Ministers’ Meeting and related events will take place from 18 to 21 October; and the Voice of the Future (VOF) will happen on 8 November. Quang Nam has actively prepared for the events under the APEC 2017 so far. Hoi An city has also determined the plans for reception, logistics and other related activities.

The two-day tour (21-22 October) of visiting Hoi An ancient quarter has been planned for the ministers, heads of the delegations and their spouses to the APEC summit 2017. Some places in this journey are club houses, ancient houses, Japanese bridge, Hoi An ancient quarter, My Son Sanctuary, Hoi An silk village... The tour plan has been submitted to the APEC national committee for approval. Besides, an art program at the Gala dinner for the Finance Ministers’ Meeting will be jointly held by this province.

The donations for APEC delegates are agreed to be Hoi An lanterns (decorated with lotus and Hoi An ancient town) and Vietnamese Ao Dai (with patterns drawn by hand). The souvenirs for their spouses are aloeswood bracelets of which the 24k-gold lotus pendants are engraved with “Quang Nam- Vietnam” and “APEC 2017”. On this occasion, a special tour of exploring Quang Nam will be organized for foreign journalists at the APEC Summit 2017. The APEC member economies’ advance visiting to this locality and the pre-approval by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son have taken place successfully.

Chairman Dinh Van Thu asked Hoi An city and the other related services to prepare everything, including standby plans, for the success of the APEC Summit 2017.