Urgent preparation for the APEC Meeting in Hoi An

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(QNO) – The preparation for the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Finance Ministerial Meeting 2017 taking place in Hoi An city (Quang Nam province) from 19 to 21 October was deployed through the meeting between Vice Chairman of the Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee Tran Dinh Tung and representatives from Hoi An city and provincial services on September 22.

Vice Chairman Tran Dinh Tung at the meeting
Vice Chairman Tran Dinh Tung at the meeting

According to the plan, there will be three activities in Hoi An as part of the APEC Finance Ministerial Meeting 2017. They are the Senior Officials’ Meeting on October 19, Vice-Ministerial Meeting on October 20, and Ministerial Meeting on the afternoon of October 20 and all the next day.

About 500 delegates are estimated to take part in the event. They are ministers, vice ministers and representatives of 21 APEC member economies and international organizations such as IMF, WB, ADB, OCED. Palm Garden Resort, where the meetings take place, is in the process of finalizing conference rooms meeting the requirements of the Organizing Committee. The work has completed 80% of the progress and will be ready for use by the end of September, 2017.

For the Department of Health, inspection teams are founded to ensure food hygiene and safety at the shops, hotels and catering facilities for the Meetings. For the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the tour programs for ministers and vice ministers have been built and submitted for approval.

 Vice Chairman Tran Dinh Tung at Palm Garden Resort for the meeting rooms
Vice Chairman Tran Dinh Tung at Palm Garden Resort for the meeting rooms

The provincial Foreign Affairs Department and the Department of International Cooperation (under the Ministry of Finance) are responsible for recruiting volunteers in Quang Nam and their uniforms, counselling about gifts (a pair of lanterns decorated with the APEC 2017 logo, the images of Quang Nam province)

For public security, according to Colonel Huynh Trung Nguyen, Deputy Director of the provincial Public Security Department, nine projects and five plans have been built to ensure absolute safety for the Meetings and the delegates.

Vice chairman Tran Dinh Tung asked to urgently prepare everything, to pay special attention to communications, propaganda for APEC activities in Hoi An.