Viet Nam, China pilot passenger transport route
Update: Sep 18, 2018
A pilot passenger road transport route through Viet Nam’s Hai Phong city and Ha Noi and China’s Kunming city has been opened, expected to help promote trading activities between the two countries.  

At the opening ceremony of the route

The opening ceremony was held at Thuong Ly Bus Station in Hai Phong on September 17.

The piloting of this route and the upcoming freight transport route through the Chinese city of Shenzhen and Ha Noi is organised by the two countries’ ministries of transport. It will force the two sides to think about obstacles to vehicles travelling on the routes so as to work out solutions, thus enhancing land transportation deep into each other’s territories.

To implement the Viet Nam-China road transport agreement signed in 1994 and the protocols on revisions to and implementation of this agreement signed in 2011, the two ministries held ceremonies to mark the operation of freight and passenger transport vehicles and State-owned cars on the Hai Phong-Ha Noi-Kunming, Ha Noi-Nanning, and Ha Noi-Shenzhen routes in August 2012, and the Cao Bang-Baise route in July 2013.

However, the numbers of passenger and freight transport vehicles using these routes remain limited.

Fei Zaiming, Director of the Department of Road Transport Management of China’s Yunnan province, said Viet Nam and China are neighbouring countries with extensive trade and cultural relations. The opening of these routes is necessary to contribute to bilateral ties.

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Van Cong said the piloting of the Hai Phong-Hanoi-Kunming and Ha Noi-Shenzhen routes is important to fostering cross-border transportation activities and meeting the demands for goods exchange, tourism, and economic activities between the two countries.

The pilot Shenzhen-Ha Noi freight transport route will be opened with a ceremony in the Chinese city on September 19.