Bus route connecting Thailand-Laos-Việt Nam in discussion

June, 26/2022 - 12:18

The Thai government has approved expediting negotiations to open a bus route connecting three countries via route R12 from Nakhon Phanom, Thailand to Thakhek, Laos and on to the central province of Hà Tĩnh in Việt Nam.

 

Lao Bảo Border Gate between Việt Nam and Laos. — VNA/VNS Photo

VIENTIANE — Thailand is discussing with Laos and Việt Nam the opening of bus routes connecting popular destinations of the three countries, according to news website laotiantimes.com.

The website said the Thai government has approved expediting negotiations to open a bus route connecting three countries via route R12 from Nakhon Phanom, Thailand to Thakhek, Laos and on to the central province of Hà Tĩnh in Việt Nam.

The distance from Nakhon Phanom to Hà Tĩnh is about 300km.

The Thai Ministry of Transport says it is doing what it can to expedite the route-opening process, including asking that Laos host the second Trilateral Working Group Meeting as soon as possible in order to discuss the service model and make formal agreements. 

The three cities are especially attractive to tourists, with local arts and culture attractions, temples, and sacred sites, as well as natural wonders such as waterfalls, mountains, and beaches.

The news was met with enthusiasm from many Vietnamese tourists, as if realised, the bus tour will offer a completely new experience compared to the traditional car rides on land borders or by airplanes, but some expressed concern over the comfort during such a long distance. — VNS

 

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