Second Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge Plans to Open End of October

October 10, 2019  •  Author: Nay Naw and Karen News

Preparations are underway to start operation of the 2nd Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge, connecting the Thai border town of Mae Sot in Tak Province and the Burma border town of Myawaddy in Karen State, by October 30, 2019. Union Minister U Thant Zin Maung from the Ministry of T... Read more ►

*Dengue season’s extra sting

July 17, 2015  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Specialists are predicting this year’s outbreak of the deadly fever could have life-threatening consequences for people across the region Dr Pipat is a worried man. As head of the paediatric department and deputy director of Mae Sot Hospital, he fears that 2015 is goin... Read more ►

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Clarifies Its Position On Refugee Return

July 18, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Following intense media speculation, Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, released a media statement on Thursday 17 July in an attempt to cool speculation that the refugee camps on the Thai Burma border were about to be closed and residents sent back to Burma. The MFA... Read more ►

Border boomtown: A tale of winners and losers

March 27, 2013  •  Author: Henry Zwartz & Saw Mort

Between Thailand and Myanmar, the town of Mae Sot is experiencing rapid economic growth. But the story of success is a double-edged sword, with migrant workers struggling to live, even as the town gets richer. The border town of Mae Sot is undergoing an unprecedented boom, r... Read more ►

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