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Nearly 400 vehicles with farm produce stuck between Vietnam and China

Christian Fernsby |
After the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development sent a delegation to Tan Thanh Border Gate to catch up with the situation in which 500 trucks carrying agricultural products were jammed here, the Ministry of Industry and Trade on October 22 also sent a delegation to the border gate to look for solutions to resolve congestion.

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Topics: VEHICLES    FARM    PRODUCE    VIETNAM    CHINA   

Deputy minister Phung Duc Tien of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that the number of trucks carrying agricultural products, mainly dragon fruits, which had been stuck at Tan Thanh Border Gate in Lang Son Province, now has dropped to around 400 trucks.

According to deputy minister Phung Duc Tien, the reason that caused farm produce congestion at Tan Thanh Border Gate for a long time was because the procedure to check vehicles transporting farm produce of Chinese authority takes longer, from around 2 minutes to 6 minutes.

‘Thus, the time for vehicle checking at the beginning has tripled,’ he said.

Meanwhile, Vietnam has entered harvest season of dragon fruits, the amount of goods increase while checking procedures are longer, leading to traffic congestion.


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