Thailand Hopes New Mae Sot Bridge will Boost trade with Myanmar

TAK: Thailand is counting on a new bridge connecting with Myanmar to increase border trade between the two countries. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said after opening the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge that the new link between Mae Sot district and Myanmar’s Myawaddy will increase border trade to 100 billion baht per year from the current […]

Kokko Chinatown project sparks concerns in Tak

Border towns are often labelled as remote villages without modern infrastructure or amenities. However, recent economic policies such as the development of special economic zones and foreign investment have led to the urbanisation of these rural areas. A clear example of this can be seen in Mae Sot district in Tak province, located opposite to […]

Smog blowing in from Myanmar affects air quality in the North Thailand

The alarming development came as a report by Thai Civil Rights and Investigative Journalism (TCIJ) revealed that the dense hotspots in Shan State, Myanmar, are associated with Thai corporate investment in maize plantations. Despite the strict regulations and law enforcement to ban burns during the current dry season in the North, it is expected that […]

India, Thailand, Myanmar to be connected with a 1400-km road

BANGKOK: India , Thailand and Myanmar are working on a 1,400-kilometre long highway that will link India with Southeast Asia by land for the first time in decades, giving a boost to trade and cultural exchanges between the three countries. Indian Ambassador to Thailand Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi said 73 bridges in Myanmar, built more than seven decades ago during World War II, were […]

Thailand’s Prajin gives nod to new Myanmar bridge

The Transport Ministry will allocate 3.9 billion baht to build a second Thai-Myanmar bridge across the Moei River and finance other infrastructure projects. Transport Minister Prajin Juntong was speaking on Friday after a meeting on infrastructure and customs development with a special economic development policy committee. He said the budget will cover the second Thai-Myanmar […]