Surin’s border trade boosted during long holiday


SURIN, 22 July 2013 More than 5 million baht in border trade expected to be generated daily during the currently long holiday in Surin Province. 

Numerous tourists and homeward bound migrant workers have made their way to the province since last Friday to celebrate the long Buddhist Lent holiday, effectively bringing life to Surin’s border trade and tourism especially at the Chong Jom border market in Karb Choeng District.

Provincial Commerce officials estimated the Thai-Cambodian border town would earn no less than 5 million baht daily during the holiday. The Chong Jom border market is famous for low-priced and fashionable goods such as hand bags, mobile phones, pants, second hand clothes, and second hand motorcycles.

Meanwhile, numerous Thai and Cambodian residents have reportedly flocked the two major casinos located on the neighboring Cambodian border, prompting Thai border military and police units to increase patrols and inspections of cars to prevent drug and car smuggling as well human trafficking efforts.