Kayin State opens tender for Hpa-an mall

The Kayin State government is calling tenders for building the first shopping mall in the state capital of Hpa-an, a senior planning official said. U Than Naing, minister of the municipality as well as of the planning and finance departments of the state government, said the project was planned to be built within a two-and-a-half-year […]

JICA to fund new projects to replace old suspension bridges

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will fund the construction of new bridges to replace ageing suspension bridges in some areas of the country, an official of the Japanese aid agency said. Among the new bridges that JICA will fund include the one that will replace the Gyaing suspension bridge in Kawkareik township of Kayin […]

Army Shutters Myawaddy Checkpoint in Clampdown on Auto Smuggling

Two Border Guard Force (BGF) soldiers refused The Irrawaddy permission to approach a border crossing between Myawaddy and Mae Sot, Thailand on foot on Monday, saying the area was closed. The closure reportedly followed efforts by the army to clamp down on vehicle smuggling across the Thai border. According to Kyaw Than, an automobile trader […]

KBank in border staff swap with Myanmar lender

KASIKORNBANK (KBank) is joining with Myanmar’s biggest lender, Kanbawza Bank (KBZ Bank), on a staff exchange programme for the border cities of Mae Sot and Myawaddy. The initiative is part of efforts to boost trade across the border. The focus is on import-export settlements via banking system and promotion of cross-border funds transfer via the […]

Falling farm prices, currency hit Thai-Myanmar trade

TAK: Trade value across the border with Myanmar border in Mae Sot district dropped more than 10% last year on falling prices in the agricultural sector and a drop in the value of the kyat. Suchart Triratwattana, the chief adviser of the Tak Chamber of Commerce, said on Wednesday border trade between the district and […]

MoU Myanmar Workers Migrating to Thailand is Higher Than Previous

Thousands of undocumented workers are returning home from Thailand due to a new labour law, while the number of MoU workers migrating to Thailand is higher than last month. The Myawady District Immigration and Population Department said that there were 8,491 male and 6,582 female workers going to Thailand in June. Thousands of Myanmar migrants […]

Govt mulls B4.5bn loan for Myanmar

Thailand is considering granting a 4.5-billion-baht loan to Myanmar to fund an infrastructure development project including the planned construction of a 132-km long road to stretch from the Thai-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi to the Dawei special economic zone in the neighbouring country. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith revealed this on Tuesday, saying the loan request was […]

Thai Commerce Minister Says Country Will Double Trade With Myanmar in 5 Years

​​ Thailand and Myan­mar aim to double the value of trade between the two coun­tries in the next five years, Thailand’s minister of commerce has said. Speaking during a visit Myanmar, Apiradi Tantraporn said Myan­mar was a priority trade partner for Thailand. She was accompany­ing Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatus­ripitak early this month on […]

MoUs Inked to Step up Thailand-Myanmar Cross-Border Trade

​​ Business communities and the governments of Thailand and Myanmar have agreed on bolstering cross-border trade by improving existing channels and developing new routes, and with an emphasis on the exchange of data and a new cross-border SEZ. The Thai delegation, led by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, met with State Counsellor Daw Aung […]

Myanmar-Thailand to solve East-West Economic Corridor connectivity bottlenecks

Myanmar has accepted Thailand’s 1.8-billion-baht project to improve its Thaton-Ein Du highway, a section of the East-West Economic Corridor, and asked the latter to improve other roads along the corridor. The move is in line with the Thai cabinet’s approval on Tuesday for the Highways Department to conduct the task, and both countries would form […]