An Giang (VNA) – Vice Commander of the Vietnam
Border Guards Force Nguyen Hoai Phuong and Secretary of State at the Cambodian
Interior Ministry Sok Phal on March 13 discussed the upgrading of Khanh Binh
border gate in the southern province of An Giang and Chrey Thom border gate in
the Cambodian province of Kandal into international ones.
Lying in strategically important positions, Khanh Binh –
Chrey Thom border gates are gateways for trade, economic development and
cultural exchange between the two nations.
Last year, they welcomed nearly 110,000 visitors, including
nearly 71,000 coming from roads and waterway. About 38,000 vehicles passed
through the border gates while over 1,100 tonnes of goods, mostly fruits, were
imported to Vietnam and more than 2.4 tonnes of construction materials,
fertilisers and miscellaneous goods sold to Cambodia.
At the talks, Phuong said An Giang has devised a
comprehensive planning on the upgrade of Khanh Binh border gate into
international one on both road and waterway, and completed procedures to
collect opinions from ministries and agencies to submit to the Government for
Sok Phal said the activity is part of Vietnam and Cambodia’s
plan to build a borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.
He said Cambodian agencies concerned plan to build
infrastructure around Chrey Thom border gate to meet its demand in the future.
Earlier on April 24, 2017, Long Binh – Chrey Thom border
bridge connecting An Giang and Kandal provinces were inaugurated and put into
The bridge spanning Binh Di river links Khanh Binh and Chrey
Thom border gates.
An Giang is now home to Tinh Bien and Vinh Xuong
international border gates in Tinh Bien district and Tan Chau township,
respectively, along with Khanh Binh and Vinh Hoi Dong national border gates in
An Phu district, and other auxiliary border gates.-VNA