Tay Ninh: Tan Nam upgraded to international border gate hinh anh 1Upgrade of Tan Nam border gate into an international one will facilitate travelling between Tay Ninh province and Cambodian localities. (Photo: Bizlive)

Tay Ninh (VNA) – The Prime Minister has approved a proposal to upgrade Tan Nam auxiliary border gate in the southwestern province of Tay Ninh into an international one, a local official has said.

The Tan Nam border gate in Tan Binh commune, Tan Bien district, is opposite to Mien Chay border gate in Cambodia’s Pray Veng province. The border gates are some 150 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City and 120 kilometres from Phnom Penh.

The international border gate pair is of significance, facilitating trade and economic activities of local people while shortening time travelling from the Vietnamese southern hub to Phnom Penh as compared to travelling through Moc Bai international border gate.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Tran Luu Quang said at the committee’s meeting on October 2 that the province will recommend the Government to build Tan Nam into an eco-tourism border gate as it is located in Lo Go-Xa Mat national park.

It is necessary to develop traffic roads and technical infrastructure to meet operation demand of an international border gate, he added.

Tay Ninh province will house three international border gates, including Moc Bai, Xa Mat and Tan Nam and four major border gates - Ka Tum, Chang Riec, Phuoc Tan and Tong Le Chan and 11 auxiliary border gates along the border with Cambodia.-VNA