HA NOI — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to close down three inspection stations against smuggling and trade fraud in An Giang, Quang Tri and Tay Ninh provinces.
|A view of Moc Bai Border Gate in the Mekong Delta province of Tay Ninh. Moc Bai, together with two other inspection stations, will be closed down under a government decision. — Photo dangcongsan.vn
The three stations, established under a government's decision in 1998, are Tinh Bien Station in the southern An Giang Province, Tan Hop Station in the central Quang Tri Province and Moc Bai Station in the southern Tay Ninh Province.
PM Dung has asked the people's committees of the three provinces to implement procedures to close down the three stations as stipulated.
He also asked the local authorities to conduct measures to strictly control smuggling and trade fraud after the closing down of the three stations.
Earlier, in May 2014, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, head of the National Steering Committee on combating smuggling, commercial fraud and counterfeit goods, approved the proposal to close down the Moc Bai inspection station in Tay Ninh Province over its inefficient working.
The Moc Bai inspection station was established in the Moc Bai Economic Zone and was located about 5km from Cambodian border.
The three inspection stations were among nine stations across the country tasked with controlling and detecting smuggled goods and trade fraud. However, the three stations reportedly operated inefficiently.—VNS