The floating bridge linking Mong Cai city in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province and Dongxing city of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (Photo: VNA)
 
Quang Ninh (VNA) – A ceremony was held on March 7 to mark the customs clearance of goods transported via a floating bridge linking Mong Cai city in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province and Dongxing city of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The floating bridge crossing the Ka Long River, the first of its kind connecting the two cities, was inaugurated on December 1, 2017. 

Invested with nearly 160 billion VND (over 7 million USD), the two-lane bridge is 114 metres long and 12 metres wide and has a load capacity of 60 tonnes. It is part of the infrastructure of Mong Cai and Dongxing border gates.

It is hoped to play an important role in facilitating goods export and import via these ports of entry and addressing the overload of goods transported via the Ka Long River.

The facility is also expected to improve the competitiveness of the two border gates compared to other pairs of border gates along the Vietnam-China border.

Quang Ninh is a coastal province in the northeast of Vietnam. It shares a 132.8km land border with Fangcheng district and Dongxing city of China’s Guangxi province.-VNA