World World News. Wednesday, 22/04/2009, 08:15 (GMT + 7) VIETNAM - LAOS BORDER GATES OPEN IN DIEN BIEN Vietnamese Dien Bien province and its Lao neighbouring province of Luang Prabang jointly inaugurated the Huoi Puoc - Na Son border gates at a ceremony in Muong Loi commune, Dien Bien district, on Apr. 22. Speaking at the event, the Chairman of Dien Bien province’s People’s Committee and the governor of Luang Prabang province stressed that the opening of the Huoi Puoc - Na Son main border gates opens up a new direction for cooperation between the two countries in general and between Dien Bien and Luang Prabang provinces in particular, meeting the desire of people in the border localities. The upgrade of the border gates will also facilitate trade and socio-economic development in the two border provinces, contributing to maintaining border security. The two provinces also plan to invest in building infrastructure, especially the roads linking to the Huoi Puoc-Na Son border gates. Source: VNA Comment: This is a new crossing to / from Luang Prabang province & is in addition to the Phongsali Sop Houn / Tay Trang -Dien Bien Phu Vietnam crossing further North. This new crossing is on the GT Rider Laos map.