|Lao-Viet border demarcation makes progress
The Lao and Vietnamese Boundary Committees recently carried out inspections of newly installed border posts between the northern provinces of the two countries.
Their inspection was part of ongoing work to fully demarcate the Lao-Viet border in this area.
So far, 44 of 160 planned border demarcation points to be set in the first six months of 2010 have been finished.
The figure represents 27 percent of the planned work for the first half of the year. The committee presidents of both countries met at Nameo international checkpoint in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam, from May 5-10 to detail progress.
The Lao side was led by committee president and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bounkeut Sangsomsak, while the Vietnamese side was led by committee president and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ho Xuan Son.
During the five-day meeting, the delegations inspected demarcation post 294 near the Nameo checkpoint and post 327 at Namsoy international checkpoint between Huaphan province in Laos and Thanh Hoa province in Vietnam.
The two delegations also inspected demarcation posts at the Chang-Panghok checkpoint between Phongsaly province and Vietnam, and between Huaphan province in Laos and Son La province in Vietnam. The Lao and Vietnamese delegations also worked with the boundary supervision committees of the Lao provinces of Huaphan, Luang Prabang, Xieng Khuang and Phongsaly.