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Kanchanaburi’s Phu Nam Rom border with Myanmar to reopen tomorrow for cargo

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The Phu Nam Rom border crossing in western Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province will reopen tomorrow for the transportation of cargo between Thailand and Myanmar. Governor Jirakiat Phumsawat, who is also the chairman of the provincial communicable disease committee, issued the order today to reopen the Phu Nam Ron checkpoint, which sits opposite Myanmar’s Tiki checkpoint. Jirakiat says the Covid situation on the other side of the border in Myanmar has improved.

Bangkok Post says the Phu Nam Ron-Tiki crossing is mostly used to transport cargo between Thailand and Myanmar. The same order stipulates that the Dan Chedi Sam Ong checkpoint AKA the Three Pagodas Pass crossing, which also sits opposite Myanmar, will stay closed until Sept 14. Jirakiat says the Covid situation near that part of the border still remains very serious as the number of infections continues to climb.

The Phu Nam Ron and Dan Chedi Sam Ong checkpoints had been closed again and again due to the Covid pandemic. The latest closure lasted from Aug 5 to Aug 31. The border between Kanchanaburi and Myanmar first closed late last month.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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