Some 700 trucks, most of them carrying durians, are stuck trying to enter China from Vietnam’s Lang Son Province. The congestion has clogged northern border crossings for more than a week, especially at the Huu Nghi border gate. Authorities have tried to reassure travelers by reporting that all five border gates in the province are operating normally.
Vietnamese officials have proposed that their Chinese counterparts work overtime to increase the traffic flow at Huu Nghi. They have also suggested the Tan Thanh border gate be granted permission to officially oversee the durian trade. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh called on government bodies to speed up the passing of trucks carrying produce to China.
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