Southern Binh Phuoc province is the first locality to complete the assigned land border demarcation with Cambodia after six years of implementation.

The achievement was announced at a conference held in Binh Phuoc on January 11 by the provincial Border Demarcation and Marker Planting Steering Committee in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The task was completed on November 30, 2012. The province successfully planted 28 markers at 19 locations along 260.4 kilometers of Vietnam-Cambodia border. It is the longest stretch of border that a Vietnamese province shares with Cambodia. The majority of the boundary covers forest, hills and rivers.

In addition, the province planted 81 land border benchmark pillars, creating conditions for better border management and protection.

In 2013, the provincial border demarcation and marker planting team and their Cambodian counterparts will hold meetings to process related data, sign minutes and finalise dossiers on border markers, benchmark pillars and delineation. -VNA