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Kien Giang promotes border trade

Update: October, 17/2013 - 11:05

KIEN GIANG (VNS)— Southern Kien Giang province will further promote cross-border trade activities with Cambodia in the last months of 2013, aiming to realise the target of US$180 million in two-way trade between the two sides.

The province is accelerating construction of border markets under a 2010-20 plan and infrastructure facilities at border gates, thus attracting more enterprises to invest in export-import activities in border areas.

Local authorities have signed co-operation agreements with a number of neighbouring Cambodian provinces to boost trade promotion and expand markets for local products.

Kien Giang shares almost 60 kilometres of land borders with Cambodia, including the Ha Tien international border gate and Gia Thanh national border gate. Since the beginning of 2013, the locality posted a cross-border trade turnover of over $130 million, up 30 per cent over the same period last year. — VNS

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