Vietnam, Laos ensure smooth transport at Bo Y-Phu Cua border gate hinh anh 1Bo Y international border gate (Photo:
Kon Tum (VNA) Competent agencies of Vietnam and Laos have coordinated with each other to ensure the movement of people and goods at the Bo Y-Phu Cua international border gate under the Hanoi Agreement reached by the two countries in 2007. 

The results came out during a working trip by a joint team of the Vietnam-Laos and Laos-Vietnam Cooperation Committees to Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on May 26. 

The visit aimed to inspect the implementation of the Hanoi Agreement, which was formed to facilitate the travel of people and transport of goods via the Bo Y (in Kon Tum)- Phu Cua (in Laos’ Attapeu province) border gate. 

Over the past ten years, the two sides also exchanged information regarding relevant policies and administrative procedures in each country. 

In the first four months of this year, more than 63,500 people and over 9,000 vehicles traversed through the border gate with import-export turnover reaching nearly 65 million USD, contributing over 79 billion VND (3.5 million USD) to the State budget. 

Authorities of Kon Tum and Attapeu provinces suggested upgrading Road 18B connecting Bo Y and Attapeu in order to ensure better movement of goods after the road is linked with the Bo Y –Gia Lai expressway and the Ho Chi Minh City-Da Nang route. 

At the same time, the agreement should be amended and supplemented to create more favourable conditions for the transportation, thus fostering trade cooperation between the two countries, they said.-VNA