|Mộc Bài international border gate in Tây Ninh Province. The Prime Minister recently signed a decision to upgrade Tân Nam to an international border gate. The province now have three international border gates.—VNS File Photo |Viet Nam News
TÂY NINH — The Prime Minister recently signed a decision to upgrade Tân Nam to an international border gate in southern Tây Ninh Province, provincial party secretary Trần Lưu Quang said on Monday.
The Tân Nam border gate is located in a convenient location for the regional economic region -- at Tân Bình Commune, Tân Biên District, opposite the Meanchey border gate in Cam Chay Mia District, Pray Veng Province, Cambodia.
The two border gates of Tân Nam and Mienchay are some 150km from HCM City of Việt Nam and about 120km from Phnom Penh City of Cambodia.
The establishment of two international border gates in the region will facilitate travel, transport and exchange of import and export goods for people in the northern part of Tây Ninh Province and neighboring provinces, according to Trần Lưu Quang.
It will also shorten the time by one-third when travelling from HCM City to Phnom Penh City by land compared with the old route passing through the Mộc Bài international border gate.
Quang said the provincial authorities plan to propose to the Government to expand the Tân Nam international border gate according to the trend of ecotourism because this border area is located at Lò Gò-Xa Mát National Park.
However, work related to upgrading road and technical infrastructure connecting the neighbouring areas with the border gate needs significant investment, because the transport infrastructure here wasn’t meeting the increasing demand for an international border gate’s operation.
In the future, Tây Ninh Province will have three international border gates Mộc Bài, Xa Mát and Tân Nam, four main domestic border gates and 11 extra-border gates to serve trade exchange in the region, especially with Cambodia. — VNS