Auxiliary border gates in Lang Son remain closed hinh anh 1Trucks of exports wait to pass the Tan Thanh Border Gate in Lang Son province (Photo: VNA)

Lang Son (VNA)Auxiliary border gates in the northern province of Lang Son have yet to resume operations since Chinese authorities still shut their side for fear of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pham Hong Tien, Director of the management board of the Dong Dang – Lang Son Border Gate Economic Zone, noted the board had talks with relevant agencies of China’s Pingxiang city on May 8 to discuss the reopening of local auxiliary border gates.

At this event, the office of the steering committee for the COVID-19 fight of China’s Guangxi province said they would report Lang Son’s opinions to their authorities so that the facilities could be reopened as soon as possible, he added.

Five border gates in Lang Son are still open to serve trading activities at present, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

On May 10, 249 lorries passed the Huu Nghi International Border Gate to ship Vietnamese exports to China while 308 others carried commodities from the other side of the border to Vietnam.

The Tan Thanh Border Gate recorded 85 trucks of exports and 36 trucks of imports, the Dong Dang Railway Station 10 carriages of ore exports and two others of consumer goods imports, and the Chi Ma Border Gate three lorries of imports. Meanwhile, no vehicles with exports and imports passed the Coc Nam Border Gate on May 10./.