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Vietnam, China boost overland freight transport


08:06, August 23, 2012

HANOI, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Vietnam and China's Ministries of Transport co-held the opening ceremony of two freight line connecting the two countries in Vietnam's northern Lang Son province, some 130 km north of capital Hanoi, on Wednesday to boost overland transport.

The ceremony drew the attention of representatives of Vietnam and China's Ministries of Transport and leaders of other institutions.

In accordance with the Vietnam and China Road Transport Agreements and Protocol, the opening of the routes marked an important milestone in the two countries' economic and trade cooperation, contributing to deepening the comprehensive cooperation partnership between Vietnam and China.

The two freight routes, Hanoi-Nanning and Hanoi-Shenzhen, are expected to speed up the flow of passengers and goods so as to reduce costs.

According to leader of Lang Son province, in recent years, the province has always created favorable conditions for the cooperation of international transport between Vietnam and China.

There are over 30,000 cargo vehicles and around 40,000-50,000 passenger vehicles travel through the International Friendship Border Gate annually.

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