Vietnam and Cambodia will open three remaining border gates among seven international ones at the beginning of next year under an agreement on road transportation between the two countries.

At an annual conference between the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam and the Cambodian General Department of Transport on Dec. 27 in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, the two sides agreed to open the border gates of Le Thanh (Gia Lai) – Oyadav (Andong Pich-Rattanakiri), Hoa Lu (Binh Phuoc) – Trapeang Sre (Snoul-Kratie) and Bu Prang (Dak Nong)- O Raing (Mundulkiri).

Over the past time, the two countries have moved to effectively carried out the agreement. They have allowed traffic through the border gates between Tay Ninh province of Vietnam and Svay Rieng province of Cambodia and opened three border gates linking Tay Ninh and Kampong Cham, An Giang and Takeo, and Kien Giang and Lork-Kam Pot.

Leaders from the ministries of transport of the two countries also signed an agreement to double the number of vehicles through border gates to boost bilateral trade, raising two-way trade by 40 percent to two billion USD in the near future./.