Thailand and Myanmar to resume cross-border goods transport


Myanmar had accepted the proposal but Thai drivers had to be swapped with Burmese drivers to prevent Covid-19 infection.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Myanmar has accepted Thailand’s proposal to resume goods transportation with the condition to change drivers at the border to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The Second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge has become lively again, as several vehicles began transporting goods from the Thailand side at 6am on Wednesday (Sept 30).

On Sept 28, Thailand had requested Myanmar to allow trucks that were stranded on the Thai border to transport the goods or they would suffer losses of Bt80 million to Bt100 million a day.

Thai Township Border Committee was later informed on Tuesday that Myanmar had accepted the proposal but Thai drivers had to be swapped with Burmese drivers to prevent Covid-19 infection.

The two countries agreed to continue collaboration to further solve problems on the border stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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