More than 45,300 tonnes of cargo had been customs-cleared through Mong Cai International Border Gate in the northern province of Quang Ninh as of June 2 following the reopening of its two checkpoints.
Over 2,300 tonnes had gone through a temporary checkpoint of Mong Cai International Border Gate, which borders China, after it was reopened on May 30.
According to customs data, some 1,916 tonnes of exports – mostly agricultural products and fresh seafood – and 392 tonnes of imports – mainly consumer goods – had passed the Km3 4 Hai Yen border checkpoint over the course of four days.
The checkpoint had been closed for more than three months as an effort to keep the COVID-19 outbreak at bay.
The Mong Cai Border Gate’s Bac Luan II checkpoint also resumed operation on June 26 after a two-month closure because of the same reason. By June 2, close to 43,000 tonnes of cargo had been cleared via the checkpoint.
The two checkpoints are open from 8:00am to 16:pm (Hanoi time) daily.
Quang Ninh has started inoculating the fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines on vulnerable adults. Priority is given to workers at coal mines and industrial factories, health workers and frontliners.
By the end of May, over 96% of people aged 18 and above in Quang Ninh had been vaccinated with three doses while more than 98% of children aged 12 – 17 had received two doses.