The project aims to accommodate increasing cross-border trade and the growing number of tourists in advance of the realization of the ASEAN Community in 2015.
A budget of 45 million baht is required for the construction of the one-stop service center, which is in line with the Government’s strategy of enhancing Thailand’s competitiveness.
When completed, the project is expected to stimulate border trade, boost local tourism, improve the living conditions of local residents, and promote better understanding between Thailand and Cambodia.
The Ban Phak Kat permanent border checkpoint is located in Khlong Yai subdistrict, Pong Nam Ron district, which shares a common border with Cambodia.
The population of Chanthaburi is more than 516,000 and the per capita income is about 75,600 baht, the 38th highest in Thailand. The province has set a vision to become a trading center for organic fruit and one of the world’s most important processing and trading centers for top-quality gemstones.