Over 80 vehicles donated for APEC

50 buses, 35 mini vans and 9 fire trucks were handed over to the APEC Authority by the Chinese Ambassador to PNG, Xue Bing, on Wednesday.

One of the most under-funded service providers in the country, the PNG Fire Service also benefits from this donation from the Chinese government, receiving nine new fire trucks.

Minister responsible for the Fire Service and Inter-government Relations Minister, Kevin Isifu, said as cities and towns grow, so do the threat of fire.

Isifu thanked the Chinese government for the equipment that will be used during APEC and beyond.

700 CEOs to attend APEC CEO Summit

Of the total, 200 CEOs will be from PNG while the rest will be from around the 21 APEC economies.

The APEC CEO Summit will see leaders from the 21 economies meet and discuss important agendas under the theme of the 2018 APEC Summit, which is: “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future”.

Chairman of PNG APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Secretariat, Wayne Golding, said the APEC Authority will be making the selection of the local and international CEOs who will be attending the Summit.