Cambodia Suggests Opening Four More Border Gates with Thailand

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April 22, 2019 –Cambodia is proposing the Thai side to open four more border gates to further facilitate cross-border trade and travel.

The information was revealed by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen while presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Stung Bot-Ban Nong Ian international border gate office building and of a road linking to National Road No. 5 in Banteay Meanchey province this morning.

“In the past few minutes, I’ve negotiated with H.E. Prayut Chan-o-cha and I’ve proposed the opening of four more border gates at Anses, Chup Kiri, Phnom Dey, and Thmar Da,” said the Cambodian Premier.

Cambodia is also planning to open more border gates with other neighbouring countries, beside Thailand to boost trade, tourism and investments.

In January this year, the Ministry of Interior has assigned a taskforce to conduct feasibility studies to open more border gates with the three neighbouring countries: Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam.

According to the ministry’s record, Cambodia has 82 gates connecting to its neighbours, of which 3 airports, 13 ports, and 66 border gates.

The opening of more border gates is seen as a measure that will contribute significantly to Cambodia’s bilateral trade and tourism with its neighbours.

By C. Nika