International border gate No. 2 – Kim Thanh linking the mountainous northern province of Lao Cai and China ’s Yunnan province was officially open to traffic on November 8.

As part of the Lao Cai – Hekou international border gate, the crossing at Kim Thanh serves as an important trade hub connecting the Kunming – Lao Cai – Hanoi – Hai Phong economic corridor.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Vinh, pledged to facilitate trade and exchange between the countries’ businesses and people, creating a gateway for cooperation, peace and friendship for local and regional socio-economic development as part of global integration.-VNA