24/07/2015 10:16 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnamese, Lao provinces complete border marker upgrades

Thanh Hoa, July 23 (VNA)- Vietnam’s central province of Thanh Hoa and the Lao province Houaphanh have concluded a project to upgrade and increase the number of border markers along their shared borderline, as heard a review conference held on July 23.

The accomplishment represented the construction of 88 border markers and the erection of nine poles marking the positions for future markers, fulfilling the set plan.

During the project’s implementation, the Thanh Hoa border marker planting steering board cooperated with relevant departments and branches to educate and popularise regulations on sovereignty protection and border demarcation among officials and village patriarchs in 16 border communes.

The steering board also mobilised residents in two provinces to join in campaigns to promote cross-border friendship and cooperation as well as to maintain security along the border.

The section of shared borderline between Thanh Hoa and Houaphanh is 192 kilometres long.

Vietnam and Laos share a 2,000-kilometre border running north to south – the longest land border Vietnam shares with a neighbouring country.