Thai border trade reaches $657m

Myawaddy trade camp has topped the list of border posts along the Thai frontier with more than US$460 million in trade until October 14 this fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

Tachilek, Myeik, Htee Khi and Mawtaung trade camps are also on the Thai border. 

Trade at Kawthoung has declined by more than US$1 million on the last financial year. 

Thilawa investment reaches $143m

Foreign investment in Thilawa Special Economic Zone has reached US$143.5 million this fiscal year, according to Aung Naing Oo, director general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. 

From April to mid-October, the Myanmar Investment Commission has approved 52 deals worth US$623 million. Foreign investment until September was almost US$1.3 billion.