Quang Ninh: Over 45,300 tonnes of cargo cleared after reopening of two border checkpoints hinh anh 1A truck loaded with cargos is going through Bac Luan II checkpoint of Mong Cai International Border Gate in Quang Ninh. (Photo: VNA)
Quang Ninh (VNA) – More than 45,300 tonnes of cargo had been customs-cleared through Mong Cai International Border Gate in the northern province of Quang Ninh as of June 2 following the reopening of its two checkpoints.

Over 2,300 tonnes had gone through a temporary checkpoint of Mong Cai International Border Gate, which borders China, after it was reopened on May 30.

According to customs data, some 1,916 tonnes of exports – mostly agricultural products and fresh seafood – and 392 tonnes of imports – mainly consumer goods – had passed the Km3 4 Hai Yen border checkpoint over the course of four days.

The checkpoint had been closed for more than three months as an effort to keep the COVID-19 outbreak at bay.

The Mong Cai Border Gate’s Bac Luan II checkpoint also resumed operation on June 26 after a two-month closure because of the same reason. By June 2, close to 43,000 tonnes of cargo had been cleared via the checkpoint.

The two checkpoints are open from 8:00am to 16:pm (Hanoi time) daily.

Quang Ninh has started inoculating the fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines on vulnerable adults. Priority is given to workers at coal mines and industrial factories, health workers and frontliners.

By the end of May, over 96 percent of people aged 18 and above in Quang Ninh had been vaccinated with three doses while more than 98 percent of children aged 12 – 17 had received two doses./.