Thousands of Vietnamese from Laos, Thailand returns home for Tet

Thousands of Vietnamese people working in Laos and Thailand have been returned home to celebrate the Tet festival, averaging 2,000-3,000 a day, said senior lieutenant colonel Tran Duc Phuc on January 12.

Cau Treo International Border Gate, Ha Tinh province (Photo: baohatinh)

The number was triple and quadruple over normal, said he who is head of the border post in Cau Treo International Border Gate in the north central province of Ha Tinh.
According to negotiations between Vietnam and Laos, Cau Treo International Border Gate does entrance and exit procedures for citizens from 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. everyday.
In the days near the Lunar New Year, authorized agencies in Vietnamese Cau Treo and Lao Nam Phao International Border Gate will extend the service until 10 p.m. and after that time for unexpected reasons.

By Duong Quang – Translated by Hai Mien

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