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Quang Nam opens remote Laos border gate

Update: April, 26/2013 - 10:04

DA NANG (VNS)— The Tay Giang-Ka Lum border gate was officially inaugurated yesterday, connecting Tay Giang district in the central Quang Nam province and Ka Lum district of Sekong Province in Laos.

The small gate between the two mountainous districts will help boost the social-economic development for local people of both countries.

"The border gate opening will also improve the cultural exchange of both peoples and increase bilateral trade in the coming time," chairman of Quang Nam People's committee Le Phuoc Thanh said.

The mountainous district of Tay Giang, 190km west of Tam Ky City in the central province of Quang Nam, was only approachable by four-wheel-drive vehicles two decades ago but the district has managed to complete a 18km asphalt road of total section 60km from the district centre to the border gate.

The district, with 14,000 population, of which 95 per cent are of the Co Tu ethnic group, is increasingly becoming known as a prime destination for motorbike adventure tours. — VNS


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