August 22, 2018
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Myawaddy border trade reopened

  • Category: Trade
Photo: KIC

The Myawaddy border trade route has reopened after 10 days disruption due to landslides and heavy rainfall, on August 7.

“From yesterday, trucks from Myawaddy have resumed transportation of goods. Trucks from Yangon have also arrived Myawaddy”, an official from Myawaddy border trade point told Mizzima on August 8.

U Zaw Win, Treasurer of the Myawaddy Goods Transport Association said that passenger cars and trucks from Myawaddy Township have begun regular transportation. Food and basic supplies for flood victims in Karen state are also being delivered.

The cross-border trade will return to its usual state within a few days.

“Now transportation has reached its normal condition. At the moment, we still have leftover imported goods and we will order more Thai goods after we run out of them”, Nay lin Myit, a Thai goods trader from Myawaddy, told Mizzima.

Due to heavy rainfall, all transportation routes from Myawaddy border trade area were closed since August 28. Importation of major goods from Thailand such as food stuffs and electrical goods were suspended. Likewise, banks in Myawaddy Township were also forced to close down.

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