13:30 | 08/06/2015 Society
Starting next month, Mong Cai border gate will remain open for immigration activity from 7am to 8pm (Hanoi time), one hour later than the current closing time of 7pm.
Mong Cai border gate
Time for imports and exports, from 7am to 7pm, will remain unchanged.
Mong Cai, located in the northern province of Quang Ninh, and China's Dongxing border gates have become important entrepots for goods, investment capital, and travellers between Vietnam and China.
They are also the only land and sea border gates between the two countries. Dongxing is the most favourable gateway for China's south and southwest regions to trade with Vietnam and other ASEAN countries.
The extension of operational time, which has been approved by the Prime Minister, aims to facilitate cross-border travel and trade between the two countries.
Quang Ninh Customs Department has directed Mong Cai border gate Customs Division to arrange staff and equipment for extra working hours./.