China-Laos-Vietnam joint transport launched in Kunming

The news was updated on May 29, 2019.

The launching ceremony of the international road transport in the Greater Mekong Subregion (China-Laos-Vietnam) was held in Kunming, Yunnan province on May 27.

Implementing a MoU on goods and people-to-people exchange in the sub-region, the joint transport aims to strengthen communication among the Lancang-Mekong countries, while increasing connectivity along the China-Indochina economic corridor.

In the MoU, an agreement on facilitating cross-border flow of goods and people was reached among countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, with details in cross-border procedures, road signs and transport fees specified.

The MoU was signed in March 2018 by the officials from the six GMS countries, granting one-year permits that allow vehicles to freely enter Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Transport officials from China, Laos and Vietnam attended the launching and delivered speeches, including Viengsavath Siphandone, the Lao deputy minister of transport and Phan Thi Thu Hine, deputy director of the Vietnamese highway authority.

Chinese vice minister of transport Liu Xiaoming presented the GMS license to related companies.

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