New Myanmar crossing opens Wed
- Published: 6/05/2013 at 02:35 PM
- Online news:
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - The Singkhorn temporary checkpoint on the border with Myanmar has been upgraded and will be opened as a new permanent pass on Wednesday.
The Singkhorn temporary pass in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Muang district will be opened as a new permanent checkpoint between Thailand and Myanmar on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (File photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)
Provincial governor Veera Sriwattanatrakul said the opening had been confirmed by both countries. It would be marked at a ceremony on Wednesday at Singkorn pass.
Singkhorn, in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Muang district, is opposite Mortong town in Myanmar. It is one of three checkpoints to be upgraded as permanent crossings to boost trade between the two countries.
The checkpoint connects Thailand with Mergui, one of the major towns in Myanmar.
The other two passes to be upgraded are Three Pagodas Pass in Kanchanaburi and Myanmar's Phayatongsu town, and Ban Nam Pu Ron in Kanchanaburi and Myanmar's Tiki town.
The plan was approved at talks between between Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Myanmar President Thein Sein on April 25 on the sidelines of the Asean Summit in Brunei.
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