Nanning, 9 Sep (Zhongxin Net) -- According to the Department of Commerce of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, from 8 to 9 September, the General Administration of Customs of China (China's State Port Administration Office), together with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China's National Immigration Administration, and the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission, formed an acceptance team to inspect and accept the Guangxi Dongzhong Highway Port, Longbang Highway Port, and Youyiguan Highway Port, and unanimously agreed that the above-mentioned ports would be expanded and opened up to pass the state acceptance.

The picture shows that on September 9, the acceptance meeting of the expansion of the opening of the Youyiguan Highway Port was held in Pingxiang City. Photo courtesy of Guangxi Department of Commerce

It is reported that the Youyiguan Highway Port (including Puzhai and Nongyao Passage) is located in Chongzuo Pingxiang City, corresponding to the Friendship Port in Gao Loc County, Lang Son Province, Vietnam, and is the largest fruit import and export port in China. Longbang Highway Port (including Naxi Passage) is located in Baise Jingxi City, corresponding to Chaling Port in Cao Binh Province, Vietnam, and the main import and export goods are seafood, Chinese herbal medicine, textiles and their products. The Dongzhong Highway Port (including Lihuo Passage) is located in Fangcheng District, Fangchenggang City, across the river from Hengmo Port in Binh Liao County, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

The picture shows the acceptance team inspecting at the Longbang Highway Port. Photo courtesy of Guangxi Department of Commerce

After the above-mentioned ports pass the acceptance, Guangxi will form a cross-border port hub system with Youyiguan, Dongxing, Luzhong and Longbang ports as the main channels and a combination of multiple specialized channels, so that goods from Nanning to Hanoi in Vietnam can arrive within 24 hours and to the four border provinces of Vietnam within 12 hours.

The picture shows the acceptance team inspecting at the Zhongzhong Highway Port. Photo courtesy of Guangxi Department of Commerce

According to the information provided by the Department of Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in order to serve the overall situation of China's opening up and maintain the safety and stability of the China-ASEAN industrial chain and supply chain, Guangxi has promoted high-level opening and high-quality development of ports in recent years. At present, Guangxi has 22 ports of all types, such as seaports, inland rivers, highways, airlines and railways, of which 8 highway ports and 1 railway port constitute the layout of border ports.

In the next step, Guangxi will promote the construction of "five types of ports" of safety, efficiency, wisdom, rule of law and green, optimize the layout of port opening, deepen customs clearance facilitation, accelerate the construction of smart ports, and comprehensively improve customs clearance efficiency and service levels. (End)