Auxiliary border gates, crossings with China to reopen

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has allowed the re-opening of auxiliary border gates and border crossings to resume trading activities between Vietnam and China, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

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Tan Thanh border gate in Lang Son province (Photo nhandan.vn)

The permission was issued at the proposals from the MoIT and the People’s Committees of Lang Son and Quang Ninh provinces on returning those activities to normal at border gates between the two countries.

They include the auxiliary border gates of Binh Nghi, Na Hinh, Na Nua, Po Nhung in Lang Son province, and Bac Phong Sinh auxiliary border gate and Ka Long border crossing in Quang Ninh province.

The PM also allowed the People's Committees of border provinces to resume operation of other auxiliary border gates and border check-points in those provinces based on the local situation and the Government’s existing regulations on management of land border gates and border trade activities.

The localities only re-open the auxiliary border gates through which a large volume of goods are transported, especially agricultural and aquatic products for export and imported raw materials for domestic production which are permitted to trade via the border gates by local authorities of the two sides.

The PM also requested the provinces ensure control and prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic for people and vehicles engaged in import and export activities under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and other relevant State offices.

VNA