The central province of Quang Tri is upgrading its La Lay border gate into an international facility.

Provincial authorities have tasked the Truong Hai Joint Stock Company with drawing out a detailed infrastructure planning for La Lay.

The international border gate will cover 16 hectares under an investment of more than 200 billion VND (9.5 million USD).

A related decision by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is expected to be released on May 18, according to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Cuong.

Operational since 1998, La Lay is a direct gateway to Laos and also a channel through which Vietnam’s economic exchanges with nearby Thai and Cambodian localities have expanded.

Upgrades to the gate would promote tours through Vietnam, Laos and Thailand and facilitate cross-border trade and travel in the region.-VNA