The first batch of 15 local-made 45-seat bus will be used during the 2017 APEC Summit in Da Nang. (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) - Local car maker Truong Hai Automobile joint-stock company (THACO), has delivered the first batch of 15 45-seat buses to Vietravel to serve as the main transport vehicle at the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in the central city of Da Nang from November 6-11.

The local-made buses underwent safety testing and inspections by APEC’s security sub-committee before being put into use during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.

According to Vietravel, the APEC-assigned vehicle supplier, more than 100 new cars, vans and buses were bought by the company for transporting delegates during the event.

The event will bring together around 15,000 delegates including officials, tourists, CEOs and journalists from 21 APEC member economies.

Last month, the Auto Asia Company handed over the second batch of 258 Audi cars comprising the Audi A4, A6 and Q5 models to serve the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

The first batch of 131 Audi cars was delivered in April.

Some 400 Audi units will be sent to the APEC 2017 National Committee.

On October 25, a rescue and emergency response drill was held in the central city in preparation for emergencies during this important event.-VNA