Officials cut the ribbon to open the Tan Thanh - Pu Zhai specialised route for goods transportation at the ceremony in Lang Son province on March 21 (Photo: VNA)

Lang Son (VNA) – A specialised route for goods transportation was opened on March 21, linking the Tan Thanh border gate of Vietnam’s northern border province of Lang Son with the Pu Zhai border gate of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The opening ceremony was attended by Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung, the secretaries of the Communist Party of Vietnam committees of Lang Son, Ha Giang, Cao Bang and Quang Ninh provinces that border China, and Secretary of the Communist Party of China Committee of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Lu Xinshe.

Vice Chairman of the Lang Son People’s Committee Nguyen Cong Truong said the official opening of this route is an important milestone in the development of cooperation between his province and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, as well as between Vietnam and China.

The route will facilitate goods transportation and export-import activities through Tan Thanh and Pu Zhai border gates, thus reducing the goods congestion at the Vietnamese side. It is also expected to help enhance bilateral tourism partnership and people-to-people exchanges, he added.

Invested with 228 billion VND (9.8 million USD), the road is more than 4.7km long and 19.5m wide. Its construction began in 2015.-VNA