|The People’s Committees of the southwestern provinces of Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc and Long An began construction of a patrol road along the Vietnam-Cambodia border
The 270-km road will be built at a cost of VND2.35 trillion (US$103.6 million) sourced from Government bonds between 2017 and 2020, including 130km in Tay Ninh, 110km in Binh Phuoc, and 30km in Long An.
Lieutenant General Vo Minh Luong, Commander of the Military Region 7, said the project aims to serve the management and protection of national sovereignty, security, social order and safety in border areas.
It also aims to develop the local economy as well as strengthen ties with Cambodia, he said.
He noted that before 2014, the Military Region 7 had built 128km of border patrol road in Binh Phuoc and Long An, and 48.94km in Long An in 2014-2016.
He asked the management board of the project to work with authorities of the three localities to address land clearance issues while coordinating with agencies of the Ministry of National Defence to ensure the progress of the project and to uphold border entry and exit regulations.