|The Lao Bao Border Gate in central Quang Tri Province will officially extend its opening time to 15 hours a day from the beginning of April.—Photo cand.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS)– The Lao Bao Border Gate in central Quang Tri Province will officially extend its opening time to 15 hours a day from the beginning of April, to cater for increases in cross-border traffic.
The Viet Nam and Laos gateway will be in operation from 7am until 10pm every day, including weekends and holidays.
The opening times extension has already been piloted at the gate from last February. As a result, the crossing has welcomed an increase of 32,000 people and 8,500 vehicles during the first six months of the extension, compared to the same period in 2011 when it was open from 7am until 7.30pm.
The move brings the gate's opening times in line with those of Laos' Savannakhet Border Gate, as well as Thailand's Mukdahan Border Gate between Laos and Thailand. – VNS