Published on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 20:57
A cycling contest drawing students from Myanmar’s Myawaddy district and Thailand’s Tak province was held on the weekend to commemorate ties between communities on both sides of the border.
A total of 1,050 cyclists joined the 40-kilometre trip from the Friendship Bridge to Thingan Nyinaung in Myawaddy district and back again.
The vice-governor of Tak, the administrator of Myawaddy, and the chairman of the Myawaddy Traders Association presided over the opening of the event on the Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bride.
The event, the 14th of its kind, was organised by business associations to celebrate close ties between communities on both sides of the border, said Thin Thin Myat of the Myawaddy District Border Traders Association.