The cabinet on Tuesday (Nov 21) approved the Foreign Ministry’s proposal to upgrade Ban Khao Din temporary border checkpoint in Sa Kaeo’s Khlong Hat district to be another permanent checkpoint, according to Nathaporn Jatusripitak, an adviser attached to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Mr Nathaporn said Ban Khao Din checkpoint has been upgrade because it has been used by a large number of both Thai and Cambodian people.
In 2016, 1,156 Thai people crossed this border checkpoint into Cambodia and more than 1 million Cambodians travelled past it into Thailand, while the values of imported and exported goods through it were 3,587 million baht and 2,984 million baht respectively.
Regarding transport facilities, there is a concrete bridge, 9 metres wide and 51 metres long, across the border which is connected by an asphalt road with two traffic lanes on the Cambodian side.
On both sides of the border there are already customs and immigration offices as well as other government offices of the two countries.
There are now six permanent border checkpoints on the Thai-Cambodian border — one each in Si Sa Ket, Sa Kaeo, Surin and Trat and two in Chanthaburi — and 10 temporary checkpoints.