New bridge boosts Thai-Myanmar ties

TAK: Bilateral border trade between Thailand and Myanmar is expected to flourish after the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge becomes fully operational, starting from Oct 30. Niyom Wairatpanich, vice-chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, said the bridge is vital to boost border trade between the two countries, increasing trade flow and logistics services through Mae […]

2nd Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge ready for Tuesday opening

TAK: Prepareations have been underway for the opening of the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge linking Thailand’s Mae Sot district and Myanmar’s brder city of Myawaddy on Tuesday. Therdkiat Chinsoranand, the mayor of Nakhon Mae Sot Municipality, on Sunday inspected the preparations. The construction of the bridge, spanning the Moei River between Ban Wang Takhian in […]

Extended the hours at Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge boosts trades and travellers

Thai and Myanmar officials have agreed to extend the operating hours of the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, which connects Myawady in Myanmar to Mae Sot in Thailand, on January 1, leading to an increase in border trade and the volume of travellers between countries. The operating hours of the Friendship Bridge were increased from 6am-6pm to […]

Myanmar to import 500 tonnes of petrol from Thailand

MYAWADY – Aung Nan Thar Company has been given official permission to import up to 500 tonnes of petrol across the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge after ferry services were suspended in January this year. Border authorities have cracked down on petrol smuggling across the Thaungyin or Moei River, but this has not stopped traffickers resorting to […]

Thai coup delays car imports to Myanmar

Around 1,000 cars of different brands are waiting to be imported as border trade remains limited due to Thailand’s political situation. The Thai-Myanmar friendship bridge crosses the Thaungyin River which marks the border between the two countries. Since a military coup, border trade has been limited to basic commodities and only at certain hours of […]