Authorities plan to turn three Cambodian-Thai border checkpoints into international border checkpoints, according to the Interior Ministry.
The new border checkpoints to be upgraded are An Ses border checkpoint (Preah Vihear), Thmar Da border checkpoint (Pursat) and Chob Koki border checkpoint (Oddar Meanchey).
In an interview at the 7th Cambodia-Thailand border governors’ meeting on Friday evening, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the two countries are also cooperating to open the international checkpoint in Cambodia as soon as possible. Stung Bot-Ban Nong Ean (Sa Kaeo province) located in Banteay Meanchey. as possible.
“The two sides also agreed to look into the possibility of upgrading the Chhak Roka (Battambang province)-Ban Mak Muong (Trat province) border checkpoint into an international border checkpoint,” he said. declared.
The competent authorities of the two countries have also agreed to carry out detailed measurements in Prey Chan village, Banteay Meanchey province and Non Mak Muon village in Sa Kaeo province to establish a new border checkpoint.
The officials also agreed not to unilaterally close the border post, and any closure of the border post must be done with clear reasons and if necessary, and with the consent of the competent authorities of both countries.
Oddar Meanchey Deputy Governor Dy Rado said yesterday that the Chob Korki border checkpoint is now recognized as an international border checkpoint as it allows people to unload goods while this checkpoint border is closed at 3 p.m.
However, the Thai side has not yet recognized the Chub Korki border post as an international border. “Currently, we are waiting for a response from the Thai side to make the Chob Kiri border an international border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia in the near future,” Rado said.
Choam Ksan District Governor Vuth Dara said yesterday that upgrading An Ses border post to an international border post would allow the government to generate more revenue from trade between the two countries and provide more opportunities employment and investment in the region.
Currently, there are seven international border checkpoints with Thailand, namely Poipet, Choam, O’Smach, Prum, Doung, Phnom Dey and Cham Yeam International Checkpoints.
- Key words: border checkpoints, Cambodia-Thai border