Last update: 18:00 | 23/02/2019
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh cut the ribbon to inaugurate an international media centre in service of the DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit Vietnam in Hanoi on Saturday.
The International Media Centre for the upcoming second DPRK-USA Summit opened at the Cultural Friendship Palace in Hanoi opened on Saturday.
Located at the Cultural Friendship Palace at No 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, the centre will officially start operation on February 26.
Speaking at the event, Deputy PM Minh said work on the media centre had been completed after just over one week thanks to the close co-ordination of ministries and agencies.
He affirmed that Việt Nam was now ready for the second DPRK-USA Summit to be held in the capital city from February 27-28 as well as relevant bilateral activities.
He assured the media that with state-of-the-art equipment, the centre would allow them to work in the fastest and most effective way. It will be open round-the-clock with dining, working and functional spaces.
The Deputy PM took the occasion to stress that Viet Nam always wanted to contribute to peace and stability in the world, especially in the Korean peninsula, adding that the country was proud to meet the requirements for security and logistics to ensure the summit’s success.
A display space on Viet Nam’s culture and several stalls introducing Vietnamese enterprises will be also launched at the centre.
International Media Centre for DPRK-USA summit opens to journalists
Posters and banners for DPRK-USA summit are hung in front of the media centre
Boasting an area of 4,000sqm, the IMC is expected to serve over 3,000 journalists
IMC opens 24/24 from February 25 to March 1
IMC is divided into 3 zones: Hall A, hall B and a cafeteria
Hall A is 1,000 sqm wide with an information desk for welcoming and instructing journalists
Hall A is the main hall of IMC
Media agencies could rent a 9-sqm booth with sufficient equipment
Hall A is now ready
Electricity and internet connection are ensured to be stable during the operation of IMC
Hall B is the largest among three zones, which is expected to serve thousands of journalists
Common working space and private studios for large media agencies with basic equipment