The Thai government is stepping up efforts to boost the Rangoon-Mae Sot trade link by approving a 1.8 billion baht ($53 million) budget to help Burma develop part of its…
Gen Saw Chit Thu, leader of the Karen Border Guard Force, said he may close Karen State’s border with Thailand if a dispute with Thai officials is not resolved.
Burma and Thailand agree to set up a committee to prepare for the repatriation of war refugees residing on the Thai side of their common border.
Burma’s lack of skilled labour is one of the major hurdles facing the country’s economy, according to Thai academics.
The move would be a boost to the growing trade and tourism business in the area, says the head of Thailand’s Immigration Bureau.
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.