News : Minister of Transport of Thailand signed the MoU on The Management, Maintenance and Use of the Second Myanmar - Thai Friendship Bridge Crossing Thaungyin/Moei River News

News : Minister of Transport of Thailand signed the MoU on The Management, Maintenance and Use of the Second Myanmar - Thai Friendship Bridge Crossing Thaungyin/Moei River

On 2 October 2019, in Nay Pyi Taw, H.E. Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, Minister of Transport of Thailand, and H.E. U Han Zaw, Union Minister for Construction of Myanmar, signed the MoU on The Management, Maintenance and Use of the Second Myanmar - Thai Friendship Bridge Crossing Thaungyin/Moei River between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at Ministry of Construction of Myanmar. The Agreement established rules and regulations for both sides on the use and maintenance of the bridge. The Opening Ceremony of the Second Friendship Bridge will take place on 30 October 2019. The bridge, once in use, will facilitate transportation of passengers and goods, boosting border trade at Mae Sot – Myawaddy area by 5-8 per cent. It will also further enhance the East - West Economic Corridor – EWEC connectivity.

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