Products sold under Mae Fah Luang project at Tachileik border town fetch millions

Local vendors of fruit, vegetables and other crops at the Tachileik border town have received more than THB1 million in sales to buyers across the border in Thailand this year so far, U Kham Aung, director for Myanmar Programmes under the Mae Fah Luang project told The Myanmar Times this month. Home-grown products like coffee, […]

UOB puts focus on Asean investment

UNITED OVERSEAS BANK (UOB), one of the largest Asian banks, is actively engaged in bringing foreign investors to Thailand, particularly the flagship investment project in the Eastern Economic Corridor, according to its chief executive. Asked which Asean countries were now the most attractive for foreign direct investment in the eyes of UOB, Choon Hin Tan, […]

B4.5bn Dawei development loan okayed

Plans for the Dawei special economic zone have inched ahead after the Myanmar government agreed to borrow 4.5 billion baht from Thailand to finance the construction of a 132-kilometre road from Dawei’s proposed deep-sea port to Ban Phu Nam Ron in Kanchanaburi. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, who led a Thai delegation to meet Myanmar officials […]

Myanmar Needs to Approve An Area Measured Assessment Request by Thai Government to Open Singkhon Gate

Myanmar needs to sign a request by Thai government to allow Myanmar visitors to visit Prachuap Khiri Khan province in order to open Singkhon gate as a permanent border gate, said an official from Thailand. The Singkhon gate now stands as a temporary border gate, and Myanmar is asking Thai authorities to upgrade it to […]

Thai cabinet extend temporary visit passes for Myanmar citizens

A Thai cabinet meeting will decide this month whether to allow Myanmar citizens to visit Thailand for three nights and four days at a time via the Mawtaung border area. If the proposal is approved, Myanmar citizens will be able to cross into Prachuab Khiri Khan Province, Thailand, via Mawtaung, located in the Thein Khun […]

Migrant workers fear impact of Mae Sot economic zone

The development by the Thai government of a special economic zone at Mae Sot, which is intended to improve trade and communications between Thailand and Myanmar, could have devastating consequences for local inhabitants. These include an estimated half a million Myanmar migrant workers living just across the border in Thailand. The proposed SEZ has a […]

Myanmar Gas Exports to Slow as Pipeline Closes for Work

YANGON — The Thai government is reportedly taking measures to avoid a shortage of energy after Myanmar announced a half-month stoppage of the Yetagun natural gas project. An official at the Burmese Ministry of Energy told The Irrawaddy that the pipeline, which takes gas from the Yetagon offshore gas field in the Andaman Sea to […]