|Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh presides over preparations for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week at Đà Nẵng International Airport. – Photo vov.vn|
ĐÀ NẴNG — Several private companies have invested in building infrastructure for the 2017 APEC forum.
The Ariyana Đà Nẵng Convention and Exhibition Centre has got investment of VNĐ35 billion (US$1.5 million), mobilised from the socialised fund. The three-story building has a main convention hall which can accomodate more than 2000 people. It is just one of the many event venues to hold events under the framework of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.
Matthias Wiesmann, director-general of Furama Resort Đà Nẵng which is the main investor of this project, said construction would be completed prior to the start of the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.
“A momentous event like APEC is a tremendous opportunity for Furama as well as the Ariyana Đà Nẵng Convention and Exhibition Centre to create a new image. Ariyana considers itself the event venue of Đà Nẵng City, and not only of Furama,” Wiesmann said.
Answering the call for private funding for Đà Nẵng City, many enterprises and companies have invested billions of đồng in building convention halls and hotels.
The project of Đà Nẵng Airport’s International Terminal has attracted more than VNĐ3,500 billion ($154 million) from the Đà Nẵng International Airport Investment and Exploitation Joint Stock Company (AHT). It is the first socialised project in the aviation sector to serve APEC.
According to Hồ Thế Anh, vice director of AHT, the international terminal is not only the first destination of visitors to Đà Nẵng City, but is also a key construction project of the city.
“We fully guarantee the project’s schedule, quality and aesthetics. The project has enjoyed generous support from the city’s authority as well as the Ministry of Transport,” Anh said.
The APEC Economic Leaders’ Week will take place in November with the participation of leaders from 21 member-economies. The main construction facilities serving this event have been completed.
Nguyễn Ngọc Tuấn, deputy head of Đà Nẵng City People’s Committee, highly appreciated the contribution of the private sector to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.
“The reception has to be both professional and economical. On the one hand, the city has mobilised capital from the State budget. On the other hand, it has raised funds from the society. This is Đà Nẵng City’s responsibility and opportunity to promote its image,” Tuấn said. — VNS