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Myawady officials discuss boosting border trade

Myawady Trade Zone is Myanmar’s second largest border trading post. Photo: Htein Lin Aung (IPRD)
Myawady Trade Zone is Myanmar’s second largest border trading post. Photo: Htein Lin Aung (IPRD)

A meeting to promote border trade was held in Myawady, Kayin State, on 20 October. Myawady, situated on the border with Thailand, is home to Myanmar’s second largest border trading post.
Myawady District Commissioner U Lwin Ko Oo told traders to be prepared for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which will be established soon. He urged them to keep complete records of their transactions in order to facilitate a smooth flow of trade.
A second friendship bridge is being built in Myawady to improve transportation to Thailand, he added.
At the meeting, other district officials urged drivers of trucks, buses and other vehicles to abide by traffic rules. They also told traders to comply with trade and customs laws.
Daw Thin Thin Myat, the chairperson of the township trade association, discussed strategies to develop border trade with the officials at the meeting.
Muse, a town in Shan State on the border with China, is Myanmar’s largest border trading post.—Htein Lin Aung (IPRD)

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