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New Thai crossing is in works on border

New Thai crossing is in works on border

The Cambodian government is conducting a feasibility study investigating the need for a Thai border crossing at Steng Bort Village in Banteay Meanchey province, four kilometres from Poipet.

Kem Borey, general director of public works at the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, said congestion at the Poipet checkpoint had reached its limit due to large trucks crossing.

“It is affecting the arrival of tourists,” he said.

Ministry of Tourism figures show the Poipet checkpoint receives about 600,000 international tourists annually. Cambodia and Thailand now share seven international checkpoints.

Ly Utny, president of the Banteay Meanchey Chamber of Commerce, said the plan to establish a new checkpoint has long been in the works.

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