Two northern border gates with China partly resume operation

By Minh Cuong   April 26, 2022 | 03:00 am PT
Two northern border gates with China partly resume operation
Bac Luan 2 Border Gate in Quang Ninh Province. Photo by VnExpress/Minh Cuong
Two border gates with China in the northern province of Quang Ninh have partly reopened Tuesday after two months of restrictions.

Most goods have been allowed to cross the border again at Bac Lieu 2 Border Gate in Mong Cai Town but cold-preserved products and agriculture produce are still banned as authorities of Mong Cai and Dongxing City discuss a time frame.

But as each container truck takes around 30 minutes to clear, only 20 trucks can cross the border each day, Mong Cai authorities said.

Around 300 trucks carrying cold products are still waiting to cross the border, they added.

At the other border gate, Hoanh Mo, authorities are focusing on returning empty trucks cross-border before allowing the remainder to pass through.

The two border gates were temporarily closed at the end of February as China imposed strict protective measures under its "zero-Covid" policy.

Vietnam shares a nearly 119-kilometer land border with China in Quang Ninh.

China was Vietnam’s second biggest export market behind the U.S. in the first quarter with a value of $13.7 billion, up 9.2 percent year-on-year.

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