Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the extension of working hours at the Mong Cai border gate, the counterpart to China’s Dongxing gate, from July 1.

Accordingly, the border gate will be open for immigration activities from 7:00 am to 20:00 pm (Hanoi time), one hour later than the current closing time of 19:00 pm, while import and export times will remain unchanged from 7:00 am to 19:00 pm.

The extension of operating hours aims to facilitate cross-border travel and trade between the two countries.

According to official statistics, about 2 million visitors and 500,000 tourists pass through the Mong Cai-Dongxing border gates annually.-VNA