Xayaboury set to become new transit hub

Xayaboury province is becoming a major transit hub for international tourists after the government upgraded a border crossing with Thailand to inter-national level, according to a senior provincial official.

 “We are becoming a new transit hub for international tourists coming to Laos,” the province’s Deputy Governor, Mr Yanyong Siphaseuth, told Vientiane Times on Thursday.

Mr Yanyong spoke to Vientiane Times by telephone while supervising preparations for the opening ceremony of the Pang Mong International Border Crossing in Khop district, which shares a border with Thailand’s Phu Sang district in Phayao province.

The opening ceremony on February 1 will be attended by senior officials from Laos and Thailand.

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Vientiane Times