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Green light for border trade

Boost for checkpoints, but Dawei in limbo

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The military regime is committed to making checkpoint expansion a top priority in a move to spur border trade, but it has yet to make a decision on the ambitious Dawei development plan. 

Myanmar vendors run across the border to reach the checkpoint at Mae Sai in Chiang Rai province. The military regime wants to expand checkpoints in a move to help border trade. TAWATCHAI KHEMGUMNERD

A meeting of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) chaired by chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday assigned the government's planning agency to map out short- and long-term plans for the development and expansion of checkpoints, infrastructure, facilities and special economic zones.

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