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Da Nang (VNA) - The APEC 2017 International Media Centre (IMC) in the central city of Da Nang is well-equipped, offering a good experience for Papua New Guinea, the host of APEC next year, said Helen Rei, senior reporter of The National, Papua New Guinea.

She revealed that this is the first time she has visited Vietnam and she is happy to come to the country she only knows through films.

Meanwhile, her teammate from the National Broadcasting Corporation, Ivan Bayagau, said security in the media centre is very good, making him feel secured.

Zhu Yu, a reporter from the Xinhua News Agency said she was surprised at the centre’s professionalism.

“We have covered many international events at home and abroad. Everything at the media centre, from security check to hygiene, is very good and professional,  meeting international standards”, she said.

The reporter also said she will visit some tourist attractions in Vietnam such as Da Nang, Hoi An and Huewhen she has free time.

Apart from the modern facilities at the International Media Centre, Alberto Salazar, chief representative of the Hanoi-based Prensa Latina of Cuba, is particularly impressed with the smile of Da Nang people.

“I think it’s the smile of Da Nang that leaves deep impression and is more effective than any administrative orders and slogans,” he said.
Eric San Juan Hernandez from Agencia EFE, a Spanish-language news agency headquartered in Madrid (Spain), also praised the International Media Centre.

“Everything looks good and the IMC is a beautiful building. It's very big and modern, and the internet here works well too," he commented.

This is the first time the reporter has covered such an APEC event, he added.

Taking place in Da Nang from November 6-11, the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week is expected to draw about 10,000 delegates from the 21 APEC economies. 

Established in 1989, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) groups 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 US, and Vietnam.

It represents about 39 percent of the world’s population and contributes 57 percent to global GDP and 49 percent of international trade.-VNA