By The Nation
On Tuesday, the Cabinet resolved to upgrade the Ban Huak temporary border checkpoint in Phayao's Phu Sang district into a permanent one.
Kowit Chaimuang, chairman of the Chiang Kham Vendors Club, said he was very happy to learn of the upgrade as Phayao people have been calling for such action for 40 years.
He said the upgrade would lead to the development of trade, transport, investment and culture across the border.
The border checkpoint leads to Kiewhok in Laos with the road continuing on to China’s Yunnan province, and so is viewed as a gateway to Indochina.