|Long vehicles run on the new freight route connecting Việt Nam and China on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thái Thuần|
Viet Nam News LẠNG SƠN — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình announced on Monday the opening of a freight route connecting Việt Nam and China.
The route passes through the Hữu Nghị (Friendship) International Border Gate in the northern province of Lạng Sơn.
Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyễn Công Trưởng said the opening of the route was an important event.
It not only marked a milestone in promoting exchange and economic and trade co-operation between Việt Nam’s Lạng Sơn Province and China’s Guangxi Province, but also contributed to deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, Trưởng said.
The route was expected to help Vietnamese and Chinese businesses boost trade ties while maintaining revenue growth between Việt Nam and China and between the two countries and ASEAN nations, he said.
The provincial administration also urged relevant agencies of the two countries to co-ordinate with each other to operate the route, bringing benefits to the two countries’ people and businesses. — VNS