A new tourism transport route connecting Vietnam’s central Quang Binh and Laos’ Khammoune and Thailand’s Nakhon Phanom and Sakon Nakhon provinces became operational on February 28.

They are among the nine provinces of the three nations sharing Highways 8 and 12.

The opening of the route has great significance for the development of trade and tourism of the four localities, contributing to further tightening the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.

The route is a result of a memorandum of understanding on opening an unfixed tourism transport route signed by leaders of the four localities on July 4, 2014, in Khammoune province.-VNA