An Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of An
Giang and Cambodia’s
Kandal province held a conference in Long Xuyen city on September 10 to
review their cooperation since the beginning of the year and sketch out
plans for the rest of 2019.
Addressing the event, Chairman of the People’s
Committee of An Giang Nguyen Thanh Binh said that over the years, hospitals
in the border area of An Giang have treated more than 2,000 Cambodian
The two localities have shared information and
helped each other enhance capacity in supervising and preventing
On the occasion, Binh thanked Kandal
Governor Mao Phirun and Kandal authorities for supporting Team K90 of
Vietnam in searching for and repatriating remains of Vietnamese soldiers who
died in Cambodia. Since 2018, the team has collected and repatriated 24 sets
of remains, he noted.
For his part, Kandal Governor Mao Phirun said the
partnership between the two localities has expanded to cover many areas such
as economy, culture and society.
He proposed An Giang invest in building a new bridge
to connect Nhon Hoi commune of An Phu district with Kandal province across
Binh Di canal, making it easier for locals of both sides to travel.
Authorities of the two sides should work closely in
preventing illegal sand exploitation in border rivers as well as combating
criminals along the border.
For the rest of the year, the two sides will
continue coordinating to ensure security and order along the border, while
authorities of both sides will strengthen communications on laws among
border communities, they agreed.
An Giang and Kandal will also coordinate in managing
entry and exit activities in auxiliary border gates, while creating
favourable conditions for road and waterway travel, and closely controlling
vehicle and goods transport through the border.
Alongside, the two sides will continue affiliating
with the joint committee on land demarcation and marker planting of Vietnam
and Cambodia to speed up the planting of border markers along the border.
The two localities will cooperate in preventing
river bank erosion to protect border markers, while supporting each other in
trade promotion and forming banks in border areas to facilitate border
They will allow locals to use water in rivers and
canals along the border for farming, share information on the environment
and water levels in rivers and canal, and provide optimal conditions for
Kandal will continue building a good transshipment
centre in Chrey Thom international border gate and other border gates, while
An Giang will finalise procedures for the upgrade of Vinh Xuong-Kaomsomnor
and Khanh Binh border gates to international ones, as well as the opening of
two auxiliary border gates of Khanh An-Prek Chrey Prek Tonle and Vat