The border guard force of the northern province of Dien Bien, in coordination with the security force of Muong May district in the Lao province of Phongsaly, on June 15 arrested three Lao drug traffickers, seizing 20kg of opium.
Three Lao nationals were caught red-handed trafficking 10 bricks of heroin, 31,000 meth pills, 2 kg of opium and four guns near the shared border with Vietnam on June 11.
A delegation from the National Assembly (NA) Committee for External Affairs met authorities in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on April 3 to examine the local implementation of the Vietnam – Laos agreement on tackling free migration and undocumented marriage in their shared border areas.
The narcotics forces of the border guard in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien and security forces of the Lao province of Phongsaly busted a drugs trafficking ring in Muang Khua town, Phongsaly on March 13.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Bounneua district in Laos’ northern province of Phongsaly on December 15 for the construction of a high school with funding from the Vietnamese Government.
A delegation from the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry visited the north-western province of Dien Bien from September 24-27 to share experience in encouraging agricultural expansion and increase values of farm produce.
A working group from the Military Zone 2 High Command has made a visit to the High Commands of Phongsaly, Udomxay, Bokeo and Infantry Division 3 of the Lao People’s Armed Forces to discuss measures to strengthen the special solidarity between the two countries.
A kindergarten was handed over to the Lao northern province of Phongsaly on November 1 as a gift from the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos and the Lao PetroVietnam Oil (PV Oil Laos) company.
A man has been caught carrying 21 bricks of heroin weighing 7.4kg in Tan Phong hamlet, Si Pa Phin commune, Nam Po district, the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien.
A two-day exchange for Vietnamese and Lao youth was held in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on December 9-10.
(VOV) - On December 8, Vietnamese and Lao border provinces signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in preventing and combating cross-border drug crime at a meeting in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien.
Nearly 200 Lao students joined their fellow Vietnamese friends at the Phu Dong Sports Festival of the northwestern province of Dien Bien, which opened on February 28.
(VOV) - National Highway 2E linking Vietnam and Laos was officially inaugurated at the Panghok international border of Phongsaly province on February 23.