Thanh Thuy-Tianbao checkpoint elevated to international border gate

Friday, 2014-12-19 16:55:42
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Thanh Thuy-Tianbao checkpoint
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NDO - Vietnam and China have agreed to upgrade the Thanh Thuy-Tianbao checkpoint to an international border gate in a move to boost trade between the two countries and the ASEAN region.

The announcement was made on December 19 by the Ha Giang People’s Committee and the People’s Government of Yunnan.

Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dang Minh Khoi said the upgrade is significant for promoting international integration of Ha Giang and Yunnan provinces as well as strengthening connection between countries in ASEAN and China.

The Thanh Thuy-Tianbao is the first Vietnam-China checkpoint to become an international border gate since the two countries completed land border demarcation.

Deputy Minister Khoi asked the Ha Giang authorities to co-ordinate with the Yunnan government to improve infrastructure and simplify customs clearance procedures to stimulate cross-border trade through the Thanh Thuy-Tianbao checkpoint.

Vice Governor of the Yunnan People’s Government Gao Shuxun said the upgrade of the Thanh Thuy-Tianbao checkpoint will open new opportunities for co-operation between border provinces of the two countries and help build a border of peace, stability and development.

The Thanh Thuy-Tianbao border gate officially opened in June 1993.