A view of Nha Trang city (Photo: VNA)
Accordingly, the province has chosen 5 hotels for organizing the meetings, while the provincial convention centre has been selected to be the event’s press centre, and 180 volunteers have been trained to serve delegates and meetings.

To promote the image of the province, videos, books and exhibitions have been prepared to introduce to the delegates the province’s potential, socio-economic strengths as well as cultural beauty of the land and people. In addition, the province is expected to take the delegates to visit 4 famous scenic sites, including the Ponagar Tower, Hon Chong, Yersin Museum and an agarwood incense making foundation. Meanwhile, presents for delegates, have been prepared, including agarwood incense, bird’s nests and coffee – typical specialties of Khanh Hoa province.

To ensure security and social order as well as traffic safety, authorized agencies have decorated and repaired roads, especially along Nguyen Tat Thanh Boulevard linking the Cam Ranh International Airport and Nha Trang city’s centre which had been seriously damaged in floods in late 2016.

The Khanh Hoa Public Security has set up a communications link between the Cam Ranh International Airport and hotels and the sector’s headquarters; and will allocate police cars to escort delegates’ cars, ensuring complete safety for the meetings.

On the other hand, the health sector has planned vehicles and measures to ensure food safety and care for delegates’ health during their stay in Nha Trang city.

APEC, an important diplomatic event of Vietnam in 2017, will be held in diverse localities, including Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Quang Nam province’s Hoi An city, Can Tho, Quang Ninh province’s Ha Long city and Khanh Hoa province’s Nha Trang city. In Nha Trang, the first senior officials’ meeting (SOM 1) will take place from February 18th to March 3rd, covering over 80 meetings attended by some 2,500 delegates. In addition, the city will host a meeting of APEC Finance Deputy Ministers and another of Deputy Governors of APEC Central Banks./.

Compiled by BTA