Vietnam and Cambodia have held a ceremony to put out to tender a project on national border map making between the two countries.
The event drew international bidders such as Blom Info AS of Denmark , IGN of France, Kokusai of Japan, and the joint PASCO-FINNMAP of Japan and Finland .
Representatives from Vietnamese and Cambodian ministries and relevant agencies and the inter-committee for border demarcation were also present at the ceremony held in Phnom Penh on Dec. 1.
The document for the bidding was signed by Deputy Head of the Vietnam Foreign Ministry’s National Border Committee Nguyen Hong Thao and Senior Minister of the Royal Cambodian Government Var Kim Hong.
To ensure objectivity, science and accuracy, the two sides decided to choose international bidding to make the border map, showing locations of demarcating border landmarks, to be attached to the future Protocol on border demarcation.
Vietnam and Cambodia are scheduled to fulfill all border demarcation-related work by 2012./.