The military regime has vowed to upgrade all temporary border checkpoints to permanent status as part of its commitment to boost border trade.
State authorities are in talks with neighbouring counterparts on the issue, said Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Board.
State agencies have been instructed to speed up efforts to stimulate border trade and accelerate the establishment of six special economic zones (SEZs) in five provinces.
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