New Cambodia-Laos Border Facilities Open

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new-checkpoint-crCambodia and Laos officially inaugurated a newly expanded border crossing this week that is expected to increase trade and tourism between the two countries.

The Trapeang Kriel-Nong Nokkhiane border gate, which connects Cambodia’s northern Stung Treng province to Laos’ southern Champasak province, is the sole official land crossing between the two countries, and an artery for bilateral trade and investment.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Thongloun Sisoulith from Laos presided over the inauguration ceremony of new facilities at the border gate.

PM Hun Sen said the joint effort to expand and improve the crossing would benefit the economies of both nations.

“The bilateral development of the checkpoint’s infrastructure will lead to an increase in commercial activity at the border,” he said. “It will also promote the flow of international tourists and the exchange of agricultural products while strengthening the overall relations of people living along the border.”

Full story at The Phnom Penh Post.

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