Lao PDR’s Se Kong, Viet Nam’s Quang Nam Provinces Jointly Launch the Dakta Ok–Nam Giang Border Gates
The Governments of Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Viet Nam inaugurated the Dakta Ok (Se Kong, Lao PDR) – Nam Giang (Quang Nam, Viet Nam) border gates on 14 August 2021, which were upgraded to international status this year. This new international cross-border point is expected to further boost bilateral trade, investment, and tourism, and promote opportunities for cooperation between Viet Nam’s central key economic zone and Lao PDR’s south-central region, as well as Thailand’s southeast region. The new border gates aim to attract more international investors and support the development of the East-West Economic Corridor, contributing to the growth of the ASEAN Community.
The ADB-supported East West Economic Corridor links important commercial areas in the Greater Mekong Subregion, including Savannakhet-Dansavanh in Lao PDR and Lao Bao-Hue-Dong Ha-Da Nang in Viet Nam.