APEC 2017: Park featuring APEC economies’ symbols opens in Da Nang

Thursday, 2017-11-09 11:43:31
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The opening of the APEC theme park in Da Nang, on November 9. (Credit: plo.vn)
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NDO/VNA – A park featuring the symbols of the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) officially opened in the central city of Da Nang on November 9, as part of the activities for the ongoing APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week.

Addressing the function, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh stated that the park is “an effort to expand and deepen the understanding of APEC, connecting people-to-people and advancing exchanges.”

He also expressed his gratefulness as Vietnam’s call for contributions was responded to by all economies, which sent selected works of art that showcase the region’s rich cultures and contribute to the overall theme of APEC 2017 “Creating new dynamism, fostering a shared future.”

He said that he hopes that the park would be “a symbol of APEC innovation, vigor and spirit cooperation” and one of the must-visit attractions for any traveler in Da Nang.

For his part, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Huynh Duc Tho said that the APEC Park is a special project for the people and city “since it marks the event of Da Nang’s honour to be the venue for APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week and exhibits beautiful art works of the member economies.

Every art work displayed in the park is special and beautiful in its own way and presents the cultural features of the respective member economy, he said.

“APEC park is truly a symbol of solidarity and unity among the APEC community, where cultural diversity is promoted,” according to Tho.

Located to the west of Han River in Hai Chau district, the triangle-shaped park features tiled pathways and pedestrian areas within a total area of 752sq.m. The remainder of the 3,000 sq.m site is designated for planting trees and grasses, as well as for placing the symbols of APEC's member countries.