Second bridge connecting Thailand and Myanmar opens

The second bridge connecting the Thai north-western province of Tak and Myanmar is now open.
The bridge crosses the Moei river in the Mae Sot district of Tak and is expected to provide Thai exports a significant enhance, up from the current 78 billion baht a 12 months to one hundred billion.
The second friendship bridge was opened by the Thai Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob and Myanmar’s minister of development, U Han Saw, in a ceremony held yesterday. As part of that ceremony, Thai PBS World reviews that Mr Saksayam formally handed over the border street, together with an workplace constructing and workplace gear, to Myanmar governance.
Reliable will be open to passenger vans, buses with more than thirteen seats, in addition to six-wheel and bigger trucks, and might be open from 6.30am to six.30pm on a regular basis. The first bridge shall be open to cars and smaller buses.
Mr Saksayam credits the first friendship bridge with easing travel between Mae Sot and Yangon, with round 230,000 autos crossing the border each year, in addition to rising commerce between both countries to about 190 billion baht final 12 months.
He added that a third bridge may be a chance in the future if demand justifies it.
According to Thai PBS, border crossing fees are 50 baht for seven-seat four-wheel automobiles, a hundred baht for mini buses with 7-12 seats, 150 baht for medium-sized buses with 13-24 seats, 200 baht for buses with greater than 24 seats, 50 baht for four-wheel vans, 250 baht for six wheelers, 350 baht for ten-wheel vans and 500 baht for articulated lorries.

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