Prime Minister works with Lang Son province's leaders hinh anh 1PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the working session with Lang Son province's leaders on September 30. (Photo: VNA)

Lang Son (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc worked with key officials of Lang Son on September 30, emphasising the completion of the Bac Giang-Lang Son highway, particularly segment connecting to the Huu Nghi (Friendship) International Border Gate in this northern mountainous province, which will help facilitate trade with China.

The Prime Minister affirmed that the Government will provide financial support for the remaining work of the highway, while asking the locality to use the fund in an effective fashion. He recommended the State Bank of Vietnam to encourage commercial banks to join the project.

The Bac Giang – Lang Son stretches 64 kilometres from the intersection with National Highway 1 in Mai Sao commune, Chi Lang district of Lang Son province to the National Highway 1 section crossing Hanoi – Bac Giang area.

Investment is underway for the remaining 43 kilometres connecting to the Huu Nghi International Border Gate, which costs some 8.13 trillion VND (350.2 million USD). Of the total amount, the Government has pledged to fund 3.16 trillion VND.

At the event, PM Phuc also requested the province to channel more efforts in expanding market to China, especially Guangxi and Yunnan so that more Vietnamese products will be exported to the neighbouring country.

Besides, local authorities should direct competent forces to safeguard the border and ensure favourable conditions for import-export activities in the province, he said, adding, due attention should be paid to preventing cross-border crimes./.