The border gates of Chang Riec and Vac Sa in the southern province of Tay Ninh will be upgraded to national fifth-tier border urban areas by 2020.

Under a detailed master plan ratified by the provincial People’s Committee on February 11, the 285-hectare Chang Riec border urban area sits in Tan Bien district and borders Cambodia to the north, providing home to some 14,000 people.

Functional and public facilities like border management areas, trade and services complexes, post offices, banks and business representative offices will link with residential areas covering 643 hectares.

Meanwhile, Vac Sa border urban area in Tan Chau district will sit on a site of 89 hectares and accommodate 4,000 residents.

The total investment for both is estimated at 7.5 trillion VND (350 million USD).

According to Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Le Thanh Cong, border trade between Tay Ninh and Cambodia hit 1.2 billion USD last year, of which 461 million USD via Chang Riec and Vac Sa border gates.-VNA