Representatives from the authorities in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Nam and the Lao province of Sekong held a ceremony in Tam Ky city on May 28 to mark the completion of the project to increase and upgrade their border markers.

The Vietnam-Lao border between Quang Nam and Sekong is 142 km long.

In May 2008, the two countries started increasing and upgrading border markers along the edge of their respective territories in order to make the marker system more accurate and durable in the long term.

Sixty markers and seven stakes were added along the border section between Quang Nam and Sekong.

Provincial officials spoke highly of the achievement, a result of the solidarity between the two countries’ relevant agencies, forces and people.

They said both sides will continue their communication efforts to raise public awareness, thus contributing to peace, stability and development cooperation in border communities as well as bilateral relations.

On this occasion, Quang Nam and Sekong authorities presented certificates of merit to groups and individuals for their outstanding efforts in increasing and upgrading the border markers.-VNA