Trade activities at Xa Mat International Border Gate. The 130 km border belt road connecting Xa Mat International Border Gate with Phuoc Chi commune will promote border trade with Cambodia.
(Photo: baotayninh.vn)

Tay Ninh (VNA) - The southern province of Tay Ninh will spend more than 1.1 trillion VND (48.4 million USD) on constructing a border belt road to develop the border trade with Cambodia and ensure defence.

Director of the provincial Department of Transport Nguyen Tan Tai said that the project is part of a local strategy on the traffic system during 2013-2020.

Of the total capital, which is mobilised from government bonds, 886.7 billion VND (39 million USD) will be spent on road construction and 28 billion VND (1.2 million USD) for land clearance.

The 130 kilometre road will connect Xa Mat International Border Gate with Phuoc Chi commune in Trang Bang district, running through four border districts of Tan Bien, Chau Thanh, Ben Cau and Trang Bang.

Land clearance will made on 397,500 square metres of rice cultivating area and 318,000 square metres of forest land.

The locality plans to start building the road in November. Upon completion in 2020, the road will facilitate trade activities between Vietnam and Cambodia.-VNA