Thailand and Myanmar Agree on New Bridge for Mae Sai
CHIANG RAI – Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon on Thursday announced Myanmar has expresses their readiness to cooperate with Thailand to construct a new bridge to connect the two countries in Chiang Rai province.
The deputy PM said there was also more progress in terms of national security issues between the two countries as Myanmar agreed to work together with Thai Authorites to tackle the problem of drug trafficking.
Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon said Myanmar agreed on the construction of the new bridge in Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai with the objective to stimulate trade and investment.
The bridge is expected to lift the economy as well as improve the quality of life of people in the two countries, Gen. Prawit said.
The deputy premier expressed his confidence that the bridge would be able to efficiently connect special economic zones which played an important role in developing the quality of life of Thai and Myanmar people.
The deputy PM added that Myanmar’s state counseller Aung San Suu Kyi and him agreed during their meeting to continue cooperation on border demarcation, assistance for war refugees, the Dawei special economic zone and welfare for Myanmar workers in Thailand.
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