Ceremony to mark Vietnam-Laos border marker project hinh anh 1Soldiers of the Muong Lan border guard post in Son La province and local militia stands in front of a border marker (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Lao counterpart Thongsing Thammavong will chair a ceremony on March 16 to mark the completion of a project on increasing and upgrading border markers along the two countries’ shared boundary.

The Foreign Ministry announced the plan on March 13.

Vietnam and Laos share a border of about 2,340 km that runs across 10 Vietnamese provinces: Dien Bien, Son La, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and Kon Tum.

The line also passes by 10 Lao provinces: Phongsaly, Luang Prabang, Houaphan, Bolykhamsay, Khammoune, Savannakhet, Salavan, Xiengkhouang, Sepon and Attapeu.-VNA