Thai- Burmese border trade is expected to flourish over the next couple of years, driven mainly by the planned development of a special economic zone in Mae Sot district.
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Thousands of refugees line up to be counted in the Mae La camp near the border town Mae Sot, as Thai authorities begin the first census of its kind.
Thailand’s authorities have banned Burmese refugees living on the Thai-Burmese border from leaving their camps, while they conduct a census to determine the exact number of refugees living in the country.
Thai security officials meet in Mae Sot to discuss how refugees from Burma living in camps by the Thai-Burmese border can be repatriated.
The suspected lynchpin of a cross-border drug racket between Burma and Thailand has been arrested in Mae Sot when 100 Thai troops and police raided a house in the border town on Sunday.
Burmese migrant workers in a garment factory in northern Thailand’s Mae Sot are striking over unpaid wages and long working hours.
The Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot will soon be forced to relocate when its land lease expires.
Nok Air’s new daily flight from Mae Sot to Moulmein in Burma’s Mon state attracts Thailand’s businessmen.