From June 9th to 11th, the Laos-China Year 2019 – Cross-border exchange promotion conference was held in the Boten Specific Economic Zone (hereinafter referred to as ” SEZ “).
At the promotion meeting, more than 400 guests from Laos and China exchanged and promoted tourism resources and projects between China and Laos. On the 10th, 61 companies signed cooperation with the four
provinces of northern Laos and Boten in various fields such as tourism, tax exemption, finance, and medical care to jointly promote cross-border exchanges and cooperation between China and Laos. A total of blueprints for the future development of Boten.
In 2018, there were 522,798 Chinese tourists visiting the provinces of northern Laos through the province of Nanta, creating direct and indirect income of more than 1.9 million USD, an increase of 5.3% over 2017.
The Boten Special Economic Zone, developed and operated by Yunnan Haicheng Group, is the venue for the promotion. “As the northern gate of Laos, Boten is one of the indispensable protagonists of the tourism in the 2019. The China-Indochina Economic Corridor is an important part of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative as a cross-border economic cooperation zone between the two countries.
As for the model, Boten not only has an important location, but also plays an important role in the future exchanges between China and Laos and even China-ASEAN,” said Zhou Kun, chairman of the Laos Boten Special Economic Zone Management Committee and chairman of Haicheng Group.
Boten is located in the province of Luang Namtha, Laos. Adjacent to China Mohan Port, it is a distribution center for land transportation and cross-border tourism of China, Laos and Thailand.
The SAR plans to have four major industrial clusters: international business finance exhibition, international cultural tourism vacation, international bonded logistics, and international education and medical care.