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2008-0118 - Nhan Dan - Vietnam-Laos international border gate inaugurated ... ietlao.htm

Last updated: 22:18 - January 18, 2008
Vietnam-Laos international border gate inaugurated

The authorities of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum and Laosโ€™ Attopeu
province on January 18 held a ceremony to open the Bo Y-Phu Cua International
Border Gate in order to facilitate trading activities between the two countries.

Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Dao Viet Trung and his Lao counterpart,
Phongsavat Boupha, who is also Head of the Laos Border Committee, were present
at the event.

Being aware of its important position in socio-economics, culture, security and
defence, the governments of Vietnam and Laos agreed to upgrade the Bo Y-Phu Cua
into an international border gate.

The Bo Y International Border Gate Economic Zone has to date attracted 34
projects with a total registered investment capital of over VND 19 trillion
(over US $1.2 billion). Of which, 11 projects have been zoned off land and four
others, capitalised at nearly VND 422 billion (US $26 million), received
investment licences.