KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The expansion project of Longbang Port, located in Jingxi of Baise city, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was approved by a check and acceptance task force comprising members from authorities including the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China on Sept 6.
According to the Publicity Department of Jingxi in a statement, the Longbang Port will be open to not only personnel, cargoes and vehicles of China and Vietnam, but expanded to cover those of other third-party countries, thereby substantially raising the land port's functionality and capacity.
The expansion project primarily included renovation and expansion of passenger inspection, upgrade and renovation of the Naxi freight transportation channel, among others.
In addition, the passenger inspection channel received a brand new, five-storey, national grade II passenger inspection building, while the Naxi freight transportation channel was renovated.
It involved a total of 230,000 square metres in construction area, including commercial zone for citizens near the border, general trade zone, bonded zone and cross-border e-commerce zone.
The Longbang Port, one of Guangxi's three major border ports, serves as convenient land routes connecting the Indo-China Peninsula to the central and western parts of China, and an international logistics hub of the new western land-sea corridor.
In the first half of this year, the port facilitated the movement of nearly 6,000 vehicles/times, recorded around 14.14 billion Chinese yuan in foreign trade, notched 1.13 billion Chinese yuan in mutual imports of merchandise, and realised 740 million Chinese yuan in imported product on-site processing. (100 Chinese yuan = RM64.32)
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