The southern province of Binh Phuoc and Cambodia’s province of Kampong Cham on April 8 jointly opened a border crossing to facilitate two-way trade and their socio-economic development and ensure security and defence in the two localities.

The crossing, located in the area between Loc Tan commune, Loc Ninh district, and Cambodian province’s Tuan Lung commune, Mi Mot district, aims to further enhance mutual solidarity and understanding towards the comprehensive cooperation and development between the two countries and the two provinces in particular.

Chairman of Binh Phuoc People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tram asked the two sides to send staff to check and control trading activities through the border crossing as well as create favourable conditions for their businesses and organisations to boost import-export activities.

He added that priority is given to accelerating the operations of quarantine stations in accordance with agreements signed by the two Governments, raising the effectiveness of bilateral cooperation, ensuring security along border areas, and boosting the prevention of smuggling, illegal immigration, and drug-related crimes.-VNA