Myanmar gives green light to economic road link
A Thai private sector company has begun construction on a
2.8 billion baht road linking the southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan
in Thailand with Tenasserim and Myeik in Myanmar, following authorization
from Myanmar’s Mon State.
Phisan Nakho, coordinator for Vantage Co. Ltd., which has
won a concession from Myanmar’s State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
for the construction of the 195 kilometer road, announced that Myanmar had
given authorization for Summit Grade Co. (otherwise known as Sam Prasit Co.)
to bring personnel, machinery and equipment into Myanmar in order to build
the cross-border route passing through Baan Moo Dong, opposite Thailand’s
“Privilege Card” soon on sale
first set of Thailand’s ‘privilege card’ for affluent tourists
will be in service domestically on 15 September, with an overseas
launch of the card in major cities to be followed soon.
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has agreed with the ‘privilege
card’ project approved by the cabinet, said Tourist Authority of Thailand
(TAT) Governor Juthamas Siriwan, adding that a company owned by the TAT,
named Thailand Privilege Card Company, would run the project.
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