Lao and Thai authorities have agreed to aerial mapping of their common river border to use in demarcation, hoping it will help expedite completion after a ten-year delay.
The two neighbors agreed to demark their common borders in 1996, based on the map made for the French-Indochinese Treaty. But ten years after the agreement, there has been hardly any progress in demarking their approximately 1,100 Kilometer-long river border. With aerial mapping, both sides hope to complete the task in 2008.
Land border demarcation is expected to be completed this year.
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