Vietnam - Lao new border gate to boost trade

Ha Noi, Jan. 11 (VNA) -- The Cha Lo-Nam Phao border gate between Viet Nam's central province of Quang Binh and Khammounane province of Laos was inaugurated on Jan. 10.

The border gate was jointly built by the two countries. It is expected to become a major busy trading centre as it helps create a commercial corridor by linking the Vung Ang sea port, the Ho Chi Minh City highway and the National Highway 1A of Viet Nam to central Laos and northeastern Thailand, Myanmar and Yunnan province of China.--VNA