Another Vietnam-Laos auxiliary border gate to be opened hinh anh 1Vietnamese and Lao authorities are discussing the opening of Na Bung – Lao Phu Chai auxiliary border gate. (Photo:

The People’s Committee of the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien met with authorities from Laos’ Phongsaly province on August 18 to discuss the opening of the Na Bung – Lao Phu Chai auxiliary border gate connecting the two localities.

Based on previous surveys, the two provinces agreed to open the Na Bung – Lao Phu Chai auxiliary border gate, as it satisfies socio-economic conditions and security-defence requirements of both localities in accordance with the Vietnam-Laos agreement on national border management.

Vice Chairman of the Dien Bien People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said the opening of the border gate will facilitate cross-border trade, thus boosting the two sides’ socio-economic development.

Over the past years, Dien Bien and Phongsaly have strictly complied with the Vietnam-Laos Agreement on National Border Regulations and ensured security and social order in the border areas.

They have planted 119 out of 125 planned border marerks so far while continuing to raise their people’s responsibility towards a common borderline and border marker protection.-VNA