Da Nang: Infrastructure geared up for APEC Economic Leaders’ Week hinh anh 1A flyover to the new terminal of Da Nang International Airport under construction (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) – The central city of Da Nang is stepping up efforts to gear up infrastructure for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, which is only less than six months ahead.

Aside from nearly 30 roads already upgraded, two important transport facilities which are a new terminal of Da Nang International Airport and a tunnel in the west of the Han River Bridge have been put into use.

The construction of another tunnel under Dien Bien Phu and Nguyen Tri Phuong streets is being accelerated.

Da Nang has also given a facelift to 28 streets, built and repaired public toilets, placed an additional 167 street dustbins, and added ornamental plants along tourist roads.

The Da Nang Water Supply Company said it also finished upgrading water supply infrastructure to serve the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.

The preparation of other structures is also being speeded up to ensure they are completed on schedule.

Nguyen Minh Vu, Standing Vice Chairman of the APEC 2017 National Secretariat, said the hosting of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week will help popularise Da Nang as a city of marine and MICE tourism. It will also help improve local officials’ and residents’ integration capacity and expand the city’s external relations.

Established in 1989, APEC now comprises 21 economies, namely Australia; Brunei; Canada; Chile; China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; the Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; the United States; and Vietnam.

Vietnam joined APEC in 1998 and used to host APEC events in 2006. 

Activities of APEC Vietnam 2017, themed “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering A Shared Future”, are held in many localities across the country, including Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An (Quang Nam province), Can Tho, Ha Long (Quang Ninh province) and Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa province).-VNA