A master plan on activities for the rest of this year to boost cooperation between Vietnam’s northern border province of Lao Cai and China's southern border Yunnan province has been finalised, according to local authorities.

Under the plan, the two sides will joint hands to organise the fourth international forum on the development of the Red River basin and field trips to localities of the two provinces to further tap future tourism potential.

Another important event will be the opening ceremony of the Kim Thanh international border gate No. 2 on November 8.

In addition, the Vietnam-China Trade Fair 2012 will be held in Yunnan province from November 8-12./.