The Ministry of Construction, in collaboration with the People’s Committee of the southern province of Long An, held a ceremony on July 17 to announce a broad plan for developing the Long An border gate economic zone through 2030.

Accordingly, the 13,000-hectare economic zone bordering the Cambodian province of Svay Rieng will comprise the Binh Hiep International Border Gate and the Long Khot Auxiliary Border Gate, covering seven communes and one provincial town.

By 2020, land used for construction in the zone is intended to reach 1,000 hectares with a population of 58,000 people.

This is expected to increase to 2,000 hectares with a population of over 100,000 people by 2030.

The economic zone is hoped to become one of the most important commercial and industrial hubs in the Mekong Delta region.-VNA