Businesses call for reopening of border pass with Myanmar

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Business operators in this lower Central province have called for the government to reopen the Singkhon border pass with Myanmar, saying its closure has affected the province’s trade and investment.

The villagers of Mu Dong have resorted to buying consumer goods from Mergui town in the far south of Myanmar, said provincial chamber of commerce honorary chairman Nipon Suwannawa said on Sunday.

He added that because of the closure at Singkhon, the transport of marine products from Mergui to Ranong now takes several days, instead of just four hours via the border pass.