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Viet Nam-China economic zone to aid trade surge

Update: November, 09/2013 - 09:45
HA NOI (VNS)  — A trans-national economic cooperation zone connecting Dong Dang in northern border Lang Son Province of Viet Nam and Pingxiang (Guangxi, China) will benefit both local and national co-operation and mutual development.

This was stated by participants at a workshop on Monday.

Ma Jixian, Deputy Director of the Department of Commerce of Guangxi, which borders Viet Nam's northern Lang Son Province, said it was time for both sides to build such a zone.

Participants suggested Lang Son develop infrastructure, improve border gate management and simplify customs procedures alongside increasing customs co-operation with China.

A weeklong Viet Nam – China Trade Fair is underway in the province's Lang Son city. The event, which saw the participation of over 330 businesses including 30 Chinese firms, aimed to increase bilateral trade. — VNS

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