During the ASEAN Summit in Brunei, Yingluck Shinawatra and the Myanmar President Thein Sein agreed to upgrade the Singkhorn checkpoint to a permanent border crossing. This connects Thailand with Mergui, one of the major towns in Myanmar.
A ceremony will be observed on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 between the two nations. The Government views this achievement as part of the ASEAN dialogues of strengthening relations amongst the people of the region.
The Singkhorn pass is one of three checkpoints to boost trade and enhance immigration process. The two other passes: Three Pagodas Pass in Kanchanaburi and Myanmar’s Phayatongsu town, and Ban Nam Pu Ron in Kanchanaburi and Tiki town in Myanmar.