THB252 million allocated for border road connection with Malaysia


The Southern Border Provinces Development Strategy Committee has approved nearly THB252 million to connect the Sadao checkpoint in Songkhla province with Malaysia, Deputy Minister of Interior Niphon Bunyamanee said on Thursday.

He was speaking after a meeting of the Strategic Committee on Development of the Southern Border Provinces No. 1/2022, which was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan.

Niphon said the committee approved the construction of the road to connect the new Sadao Customs House and Bukit Kayu Hitam border checkpoint in Malaysia with a budget of THB251.9668 million.

This approval was a follow-up to the previous meeting on October 28, 2021, as the new checkpoint, under construction for two years, could not operate because there was no conclusion about the connection point between the two countries. This delayed the construction of infrastructure. The meeting also considered the increase in cost of maintenance if it could not open.