PM orders establishement of working group to tackle goods congestion at border gates with China

Thursday, 2022-01-13 22:10:13
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A truck carries goods through the international border gate No II Kim Thanh in Lao Cai (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to work with relevant ministries, agencies and seven provinces bordering China to quickly set up a working group to address the congestion of goods at border gates.

PM Chinh made the request right after his phone talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on January 13 morning.

According to the PM, the working group, headed by a Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, will coordinate with the Chinese side to deal with the congestion of goods at border gates between the two nations, improve the efficiency of customs clearance and goods circulation, and maintain smooth bilateral trade, especially during the Lunar New Year, while ensuring pandemic control in an effective, scientific and safe manner.

The PM's Office conveyed the direction to related ministries and the People's Committees of Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Lang Son and Quang Ninh provinces.