Vietnam’s northern Son La province and Laos’ Houaphan and Luang Prabang provinces have erected 126 border markers to date along their shared border line, said the Son La Steering Committee on border-marker planting.

Son La and the two Lao provinces share 250km of border line.

The boundary markers planted in accordance with international law have provided the two countries with a fundamental legal foundation for their border management and protection.

Son La has 17 border communes with most of their residents, about 93,000 people, belonging to ethnic minority groups including the Thai, Kho Mu, Mong, Lao, Xinh Mun and Muong.

The communes have received significant attention from the Party and State to boost their socio-economic development and ensure local security and defence.-VNA