“I am very proud when Da Nang is hosting the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week and will try my best to contribute to the success of the event”. Huynh Thi Hong Van, a fourth year student from Da Nang’s Duy Tan University said.
Van, a volunteer at the Da Nang international airport, told a Vietnam News Agency reporter on November 5 that her duty is arranging transport vehicles for APEC delegates.
“I attended training classes organised by the municipal External Affairs Relations in order to have the best knowledge on what to do when the delegates arrive,” Van said.
Ho Thi Thu Hong of the Da Nang University, who used to work as a volunteer at several previous important events, said it is her honour to serve the APEC Week.
With careful preparations and training, she is confident that she will well perform her tasks at the APEC 2017 National Committee’s Culture-Information Sub-Committee.
For Nguyen Duc Huy from Duc Phu Limited Company, who is in charge of car arrangement for APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) delegates, this is a challenge but a good chance for him to improve his working skills.
Ho Dac Hiep of Duc Phu Company revealed that as a tour driver, he has made great efforts to improve his English and other skills to offer the best services to tourists, contributing to promoting the image of Da Nang, the most worth-living city in Vietnam.
The APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week is expected to draw about 10,000 delegates from the 21 APEC member economies.
Established in 1989, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) groups Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the US, and Vietnam.
It represents about 39% of the world’s population and contributes 57% to global GDP and 49% of international trade.