The Nậm Lạnh - Mường Pợ auxiliary border gate between Sơn La and Houaphanh provinces. — Photo baosonla.org.vn
SƠN LA — Agencies of the northern border province of Sơn La stand ready to work with their counterparts of Houaphanh Province of Laos to resume operations of the main border gate pairs and an auxiliary one starting April 1.
In a dispatch sent this week in response to Houaphanh's proposal to reopen the main border gate pairs and the auxiliary one, the Department of External Relations of Sơn La stated that the agencies would work to promptly resume operations of the Lóng Sập - Pa Háng and Chiềng Khương - Bản Đán border gate pairs, together with the Nậm Lạnh - Mường Pợ gate.
The department requested Houaphanh inform agencies and ask them to collaborate with Sơn La counterparts and adhere to COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
Sơn La and Houaphanh have a shared border line of 242 kilometres, with 113 border markers, two main border gates, and two auxiliary border gates. — VNS