Opening times changed at Lao Bao International Border Gate
(KPL)- In an attempt to improve conditions for traffic and trading between Viet Nam and Laos through the Lao Bao International Border Gate, the Government has approved changes to the time the gate is open from February 1, said Vietnam News.
This pilot programme will be tested over the next six months, during which time the gate will be opened from 7am to 10pm, including holidays and weekends, rather than shutting at 7.30pm as before.
The gate is located on the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC). In recent years, inconsistencies in operation times between EWEC countries has led to problems through the corridor. For example, working hours in Laos run from 7am to 10.30pm, while in Viet Nam, the border shuts at 7.30pm, causing difficulties for trading, transportation and tourism.