APEC 2017: International media centre launched

Saturday, 2017-10-28 15:49:39
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Delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate the international media centre for the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang.
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NDO/VNA – The International Media Centre for the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week officially opened on October 28 in Da Nang city, serving domestic and international reporters to cover the event.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hailed the joint efforts of Da Nang and relevant ministries and agencies in completing the project on schedule.

The week is an important event attracting special attention from domestic and, regional and international media, he said, adding the fact that about 2,600 Vietnamese and foreign reporters registered to cover the event.

Apart from serving reporters' activities, the centre provides information and introduces and promotes socio-economic development and achievements of Doi Moi (reform), external policies, land and people of Vietnam, Minh said.

The media centre, which covers 1.3ha, will provide working space for nearly 3,000 journalists during the APEC meeting from November 6-11.

The centre operates from 7:00 to 22:00 every day, and runs to 24:00 on the two summit days.