Tay Ninh gets new main border gate hinh anh 1Chairwoman of the Tay Ninh People's Committee ​Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy announces the upgrade of Ka Tum border gate (Photo: VNA)
The Ka Tum border gate in the southern province of Tay Ninh was upgraded to a main border gate at a ceremony held by the provincial People’s Committee on October 2.

The border gate, which pairs with its Cambodian counterpart of Chan Mul in Tboung Khmum province, was upgraded following Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s Decision No 1490/QD-TTg signed on August 26, 2013 to facilitate trade activities and promote economic development between the two neighbouring countries.

The upgrades to the border gate’s infrastructure were done at a total investment of 14 billion VND (630,000 USD) and included a one-kilometre cement road linked to the border gate, waiting rooms for passengers and customs and quarantine offices, according to Trang Van Ly, Director of the provincial Department of Foreign Affairs.

In 2014, trade turnover through the Ka Tum border gate reached 225 million USD. The figure in the first nine months of this year was 184 million USD.-VNA