The final marker, erected between Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri and Lao southern province of Salavan, was inaugurated at a ceremony co-organised by the two localities on August 31.

The inauguration of border marker number 638 was significant at the time when Vietnam and Laos are celebrating the 50 th anniversary of diplomatic ties and 35 years of the signing the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty between the two countries.

The marker will not only create a more stable and secure borderline for local people but also contribute to the successful completion of the two countries’ master plan of replanting and upgrading border landmarks.

Head of Salavan’s Committee on Border and Demarcation Sisuvan Vongchomsi said that over the past years, apart from replanting and upgrading border markers, the two provincial committees and relevant agencies have also conducted good protection, patrol and management to ensure security along the border.

In the past, Quang Tri and two neighbouring provinces of Salavan and Savannakhet have actively joined hands to implement the approved plan on replanting and upgrading border markers.

To date, replanting and upgrading has been made to 31 marker positions out of 33 markers between the two countries’ border provinces of Quang Tri and Salavan, while the figure between Quang Tri and Savannakhet is 31 out of 35 markers.-VNA