The second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, across the Moei River in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s north-western province of Tak, was officially opened to traffic today (Wednesday). The new crossing is expected to help boost Thai exports to 100 billion Baht a year, from 78 billion at present.
The opening ceremony was jointly led by Thai Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob and U Han Saw, Myanmar’s minister of construction. Mr. Saksayam also handed over an office building, a border road and office equipment to Myanmar.
The minister indicated that a third bridge could be built in the future, if road traffic and trade over the two existing bridges increases to a level that justifies another crossing.
Border crossing fees are 50 Baht for seven-seat four-wheel cars, 100 Baht for mini buses with 7-12 seats, 150 Baht for medium-sized buses with 13-24 seats, 200 baht for buses with more than 24 seats, 50 baht for four-wheel trucks, 250 Baht for six wheelers, 350 Baht for ten-wheel trucks and 500 Baht for articulated lorries.
Source: Thai PBS World