ข่าวล่าสุด  : Commerce Ministry considering keeping Sadao border checkpoint open 24 hours (19/05/2017) News

ข่าวล่าสุด : Commerce Ministry considering keeping Sadao border checkpoint open 24 hours (19/05/2017)

BANGKOK, 18 May 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of Commerce has scheduled a meaning on keeping the Sadao-Bukit Kayu Hitam border checkpoint open 24 hours a day to benefit tourism and trade.

Commerce Minister Abhiradee Tantraporn has let on her office has set up a meeting of the neighboring nation trade and investment commission to discuss goods truck congestion at Sadao border checkpoint after Malaysia suggested remedying the problem by opening the crossing 24 hours a day.

The checkpoint recently had its operation time expanded by 1 hour, resulting in an improvement to the congestion situation. However, Abhiradee said all pros and cons of 24 hour operation must be considered and the opinions of the private sector and security officials must be taken in.

Malaysia has pointed out a bottleneck on its side of the border, resulting in a building up transport trucks during peak times. Many of the products that pass through the checkpoint are perishable and must be moved within a set timeframe. The situation has been compounded by the fact the crossing is under construction for further expansion and is in a disordered state. Its authorities believe 24 hour operation would address many of the issues being faced.




 

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