Government approves Nakhon Phanom border trade transportation center

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NAKHON PHANOM, 10 June 2015 – The government has given the green light to establish a border trade transportation center in Nakhon Phanom province.

The approved 1.11-million-baht budget will be disbursed over four years. The center will be situated in the southern area next to the Thai-Lao border at the third bridge crossing over the Mekong River in the province.

Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-cha has planned to allow the private sector to invest alongside the government as a way of lowering construction costs.

The trade center will act as both a place of congregation and a distribution center that can handle distribution logistics between Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China. It will be a one stop import-export center in preparation for future rail logistics services, as well as the development of the Nakhon Phanom Special Economic Zone (SEZ).