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- Subject: Rangoon allows Thais to test-run n
- From: suriya@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 08:08:00
Subject: Rangoon allows Thais to test-run new travel route
November 15, 1998
Thais to test-run
new travel route
Rangoon has given the green light to Thailand to experiment a new
travel route linking Mae Sot with Rangoon, via Moulmein.
The test-run trip originating from the province is expected at the end of
After four years waiting for Burma's permission to use the route, Tak
chamber of commerce representatives have flown to Rangoon to
discuss the travel plans for the first trip with tourist service officials.
But it is not clear when the route will be opened up to tourists.
Udon Tantisunthorn, the chamber adviser, reportedly received
permission to try out the route from U Tun Myint, the first secretary of
the Burmese ambassador to Thailand, on November 6.
Mr Udon, the former deputy interior minister, proposed to Rangoon
that it grant access in order to serve commercial and tourism purposes
four years ago when the Thai-Burmese Friendship Bridge was being
Rangoon, however, refused, citing poor road conditions and the
security threat from the Karen National Union, the anti-Rangoon rebel
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