A ceremony was organized at Han River Port in Da Nang on Sunday morning to introduce the officers who will be ensuring traffic safety during the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.
Nearly 800 officers and hundreds of vehicles and special devices from 63 provinces and cities will be deployed for this mission.
They will be tasked with ensuring traffic safety, preventing congestion, and escorting delegations from APEC member countries.
These traffic cops will also coordinate with other units to tighten security during the week.
Some 20 female police officers will partake in the welcoming of APEC delegates at local event centers.
|Traffic officers salute the flag at the ceremony on October 15, 2017.|
Speaking at the ceremony, Colonel General Bui Van Nam, Deputy Minister of Public Security and head of the APEC 2017 Security and Order Subcommittee, considered the APEC a highly important event.
Police and military units must work with one another to ensure absolute safety during the APEC summit week, Col. Gen. Nam asserted, adding that they have to be on high alert to deal with any potential sabotage or terror activity.
|Colonel General Bui Van Nam, Deputy Minister of Public Security and head of the APEC 2017 Security and Order Subcommittee, speaks at the event.|
Each officer should acknowledge the significance of their mission and feel proud of being part of the protection units for the APEC summit week, said Major General Tran Son Ha, head of the traffic police division under the Ministry of Public Security.
A command center will be established and stationed in downtown Da Nang to assign tasks to the traffic police units, Ha added.
|Hundreds of cars will be used during the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.|
The APEC is a regional economic forum established in 1989, comprising 21 member states, including Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam among others.
The Economic Leaders’ Week, the culmination of Vietnam’s year-long hosting of APEC meetings, is scheduled to take place from November 6 to 11 in Da Nang.
|Traffic officers salute the flag at the ceremony.|
|Traffic police officers along with their specialized motorcycles were introduced during the ceremony.|
|Waterway police will also take part in the missions during the APEC week.|