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Myanmar agrees to allow cross-border goods transport

Sep 30. 2020
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By The Nation

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.

On September 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.

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