(From Vietnam News Briefs)
Vietnam's central province of Thanh Hoa and Hua Phan province of Laos officially opened the Na Mao - Nam Xoi International Border Gate on April 5, under the authorization of the governments of the two nations.
The border gate has been in use in a small scale for decades, contributing to the maintanence of security and trade development between the two countries. It used to be a peaceful border gate, but in recent years increasing smuggling activities have made its control more difficult and the two countries are seeking measures to curb the activity.
The two provinces have invested in building infrastructure at the border …