Vietnam – Cambodia border route opens to traffic

The agreement was reached at the 34th session of the Vietnam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee for Economic, Cultural, Educational and Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Vientiane, Laos, from January 3-7. The meeting was co-chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Lao counterpart Somsavath Lengsavad. Both sides agreed to popularize a project on the history of special Vietnam-Laos ties and the Vietnam-Laos combat alliance and continue to gather more evidence to complete the project. The two countries will increase the exchange of information and implement commitments within the multilateral cooperation framework, including ASEAN, the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) and…... [read more]

On the sidelines of the 17th ASEAN Transport Meeting (ATM-17) held in Phnom Penh on December 15, both Vietnamese Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang and Cambodian Minister of Public and Transport Tram lv Tek met to discuss concrete measures. The two ministers agreed on orientations for cooperation in the 2011-2015 period with a vision for 2020, which lays stress on construction and upgrading of road links in Asia, ASEAN, and the Mekong Subregion. They also agreed to boost the implementation of bilateral and multilateral road transport agreements. The two ministers pledged to coordinate with donors in building a railway…... [read more]

Vietnam, Cambodia to open more border gates By Le Hoang Vu - The Saigon Times Daily CAN THO – Transport leaders from Vietnam and Cambodia agreed to build two new pairs of border gates, taking the total of border entry points for road transport between the two nations to six. At a meeting assessing implementation of the road transport agreement in Can Tho City on Monday, they planned to allow non-commercial vehicles to travel in the border area to speed up market surveys and trading. Next year the two sides will discuss starting operation of the international border gates at…... [read more]

Vietnam, China open new cross-border route Tu Hoang By Tu Hoang - The Saigon Times Daily HANOI – Vietnam and China on Wednesday officially opened a road through Huu Nghi border gate in the northern province of Lang Son, allowing vehicles to run from Hanoi to Shenzhen and further facilitating trade between the two countries. For the first time, buses and trucks are able to cross overland between China’s southern regions and Vietnam’s remote northern regions using the 1,300-kilometer route under a road transport agreement between the two countries. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), which facilitated this road agreement, said…... [read more]

Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Road Administration Phan Thi Thu Hien recently stated that Vietnam has many geographic advantages to participate in transnational transport, but current difficulties have created many barriers to international transport connections and socio-economic development. Although Vietnam and other regional countries such as Laos, Cambodia, Thailand have made agreements to facilitate road transport, border linkage has not been fully implemented due to differences in legislation systems, Hien said. According to traffic experts, road transport agreements have facilitated trade and tourism development and cost reduction, increased competitiveness and contributed to the socio-economic development. Many border agreements have…... [read more]

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Current shortcomings in road transport across the border between Việt Nam and other countries in the region need to be solved to enhance connectivity to the international road transport system, experts said. Deputy General Director of the Việt Nam Road Administration Phan Thị Thu Hiền recently stated that Việt Nam has many geographic advantages to participate in transnational transport, but current difficulties have created many barriers to international transport connections and socio-economic development. Although Việt Nam and other regional countries such as Laos, Cambodia, Thailand have made agreements to facilitate road transport, border linkage…... [read more]

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) leaders adopted a joint declaration of their fifth summit in Bangkok , Thailand on December 20, committing to the inclusive and sustainable development of the subregion, especially the effective management and use of Mekong River water resources. Following is the full text of the joint declaration. Joint Summit Declaration " Committed to Inclusive and Sustainable Development in the GMS " WE, the Heads of the Governments of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Kingdom of Thailand, and…... [read more]

With its dynamism and sharpness, Long An province has achieved many socioeconomic development achievements, confidently asserted its position in the Mekong Delta region, and contributed to the development of the whole region. The following is the interview with Long An Provincial People's Committee Chairman Do Huu Lam. Thanh Tam reports. Could you demonstrate Long An province's success with specific numbers? In the past years, the government and people of Long An province have united, shared forces, promoted brainpower and bravery to develop the province with many impressive accomplishments. The annual economic growth averaged 10.7 per cent in the 2008-2012 period…... [read more]

Viet Nam has banned trucks from China illegally carrying building materials from entering through Ha Giang Province, according to the Viet Nam Road Administration.—Photo vnexpress HA GIANG (VNS)- Viet Nam has banned trucks from China illegally carrying building materials from entering through Ha Giang Province, according to the Viet Nam Road Administration. Recently,14 trucks with Chinese number plates were reported to be transporting quicklime, hydro-power parts and coke coal. The trucks are not covered by road transport agreements signed between Viet Nam and China. Under Circular 23/2012/TT-BGTVT issued last year, there are two freight routes from China to Viet Nam…... [read more]

Viet Nam has banned trucks from China illegally carrying building materials from entering through Ha Giang Province, according to the Viet Nam Road Administration.—Photo vnexpress HA GIANG (VNS)- Viet Nam has banned trucks from China illegally carrying building materials from entering through Ha Giang Province, according to the Viet Nam Road Administration. Recently,14 trucks with Chinese number plates were reported to be transporting quicklime, hydro-power parts and coke coal. The trucks are not covered by road transport agreements signed between Viet Nam and China. Under Circular 23/2012/TT-BGTVT issued last year, there are two freight routes from China to Viet Nam…... [read more]




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