CHIANG RAI – The Mae Sai-Tachilek border crossing at Chiang Rai Province was jam-packed with a large number of trucks queuing up near the province’s customs checkpoint to transport a number of products into Myanmar.
Kongrit Busala, the head of the Regional Customs Department at Mae Sai Province, declared that trading and exports have been lively, thanks to this year’s Songkran Festival. The export volume on the border area has reached a total of 100 million baht over the holidays and a total of 1 billion baht over the past two months. He said that most of the goods being exported were primarily consumer products.
Meanwhile, Pakaimat Vierra, the president of Mae Sai Chamber of Commerce, stated that a large number of trucks were seen transporting products outside the Thai border into Myanmar. As it is the Songkran festival, a number of Burmese people have taken several days off to celebrate the occasion. For this reason, many companies across the province have had to quickly release their products from their warehouses, causing the traffic at the Mae Sai border area to be quite congested.