Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh, as well as the city’s leaders, officially opened the media center on Saturday evening.
Located on Cach Mang Thang 8 Street in Cam Le District, the facility previously served as an exhibition and convention center.
Costing an estimated VND178 billion ($7.8 million), the venue is designed to house over 1,000 reporters, offers high-speed Internet, and facilitates the ability to produce live and satellite broadcasts.
It also accommodates a large conference hall, several meeting rooms, interview rooms, and work spaces for press agencies.
In addition, it has a cafeteria, medical facilities, a prayer room, and banking and postal services.
|The international media center for this year’s APEC. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
All activities of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week will be broadcast live at the media center.
Speaking at the inauguration, Deputy PM Minh said that the international media center was one of the essential locations for APEC 2017.
The event will attract the attention of media outlets across the world, the official said, adding that it was a great opportunity to promote the image of Da Nang and Vietnam in general.
About 2,600 Vietnamese and international reporters have signed up for the event.
|The inauguration of the media center in Da Nang on October 28, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
APEC is a regional economic forum established in 1989, comprising 21 member economies, including Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam among others.
Running from November 6 to 11, the Economic Leaders’ Week is expected to be attended by world leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
|The main hall of the media center. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|The large conference hall. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|Laptops are prepared for international reporters. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
A gallery introducing the beauty of Vietnam is on view at the venue. Photo: Tuoi Tre