Three Pagodas Pass upgrade sought

The head of the Immigration Bureau will propose that the government upgrade the Three Pagodas Pass in Kanchanaburi from a temporary border crossing to a permanent one to facilitate rapidly growing tourism and trade with Myanmar. Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn made the comment during a visit to the border pass in Sangkhla Buri district […]

Myanmar’s wireless market heating up

YANGON — Competition in Myanmar’s mobile phone market is getting fierce. With sustained downward pressure on prices, the industry fears it could squeeze itself out of profitability. And things could get worse. Last July, Myanmar’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said it would invite bids for a fourth mobile phone operator’s license. At first, […]

Thais feel impact of booming Dawei

BANGKOK • Saw Hdaik Oo, from Dawei in Myanmar, left home for Thailand when he was 15, in search of a job. He was fortunate to find one at a seafood-processing factory in Ranong, southern Thailand. And then even luckier to be promoted to oversee the refrigeration at a plant in Mahachai, which has one […]

Myeik Tourism Expands to Two New Islands

To develop local tourism businesses 14 islands from the Myeik Archipelago have been proposed and two islands from the list have been confirmed as eligible to start tourism businesses, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Currently, tourism businesses are operating on Thahtay Kyun, Sagaing Inwa island and Myanmar Andaman island of Myeik Archipelago, […]

Cattle smugglers busted on Thai-Myanmar border

KANCHANABURI — A military patrol arrested five cattle smugglers and seized 38 buffaloes and cows near the Ban Pu Nam Ron crossing on the Thai-Myanmar border on Wednesday. The arrest was made by soldiers from the Surasee Task Force of the 9th Infantry Division The team led by Col Sarawut Chaiyasit, deputy chief of Lard […]

NEDA mulls soft loan to Myanmar for Dawei road link

THE NEIGHBOURING Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA) is considering a soft loan of about Bt4 billion to Myanmar to finance the construction of a 138-kilometre two-lane road from Dawei in Myanmar to Phu Nam Ron in Kanchanaburi province. Construction is expected to commence next year. The road would boost trade and investment between Myanmar […]

Myanmar’s Railway site to be revived for tourism

Homegrown Tala Mon Company has been awarded a contract by the local government to develop a museum, hotel, park and other tourist facilities at the Death Railway site in Thanbyuzayat township in Mon state. Min Banyar San, chairman, Tala Mon Company, told TTG Asia e-Daily that the work is expected to begin within the next […]