Xekong on track to have first international border crossing with Vietnam

The Prime Minister’s Office plans to upgrade the Daktaok local border crossing in Dakcheung district, Xekong province, to an international level crossing on the Vietnamese border.

Lao and Vietnamese officials are currently discussing the date when this change will take place. If the status is elevated as planned, Daktaok will become Xekong’s first international border crossing, according to the province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department.

The crossing would create a more accessible link with Vietnam and Thailand and would enable more Vietnamese visitors to enter Laos, an official from the department, Mr Bounkhong Sidonekhong, told Vientiane Times on Friday.

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