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Companies seek easier border rules

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Businesses in Kanchanaburi province have again called for the government to help negotiate with Myanmar to ease goods transport via the province's checkpoints, saying rigid procedures curb the growth of border trade. 

Trucks face problems at Baan Phu Namron, close to the Dawei development project, as Myanmar requires drivers of every Thai truck to change to its vehicles as the countries have yet to settle cross-border procedures, said Panya Vutthiprajak, secretary-general of the Kanchanaburi Chamber of Commerce.

Many trucks using the checkpoint are carrying construction materials such as cement and steel, with demand set to soar to serve the ambitious Dawei deep-sea port scheme.

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