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Prachuap checkpoint set to become 'permanent' border crossing as marine dept studies Phetchaburi port for East-West ferry

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Officials in Prachuap Khiri Khan province are scrambling to construct a building at Singkhorn pass to make it a permanent border crossing point between Thailand and Myanmar.

immigration, transport, marine, Myanmar,


National News Bureau of Thailand

Saturday 23 July 2016, 07:29AM


A Myanmar Immigration officer in Mawdaung, a town on the opposite side of the Singkhon Pass checkpoint. Photo: Steven Layne
A Myanmar Immigration officer in Mawdaung, a town on the opposite side of the Singkhon Pass checkpoint. Photo: Steven Layne

According to a report by the National News Bureau of Thailand, the Singkhorn Pass in Prachuap Khiri Khan province is in the process of being upgraded into a permanent border crossing point.

The checkpoint and border crossing, which features a market where various types of goods are traded on the Thai side, is located about 30 minutes west of the provincial capital and has been officially open to Thai and Myanmar nationals since last year.

A few kilometres west of the border in Myanmar is a small town called Mawdaung.

It has yet to be confirmed when nationals of other countries will be permitted to do official border crossings there.  

Meanwhile, Prachuap Khiri Khan Public Works and Town & Country Planning Head Somboon Nuancharoen said that the agency had received a B240 million budget for the construction of the CIQ building at Singkhorn pass in provincial seat area to accommodate the economic growth and upgrade itself into the permanent border crossing point.

The province has been granted permission to use the land from the Forestry Department. The design of the building will reflect the unique Thainess.

The construction of the CIQ building will accommodate immigration, inspection and quarantine of people and goods crossing the Thai-Myanmar border.

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In related news, the governor of Phetchaburi province, has revealed that there is a possibility that a new port could be built there as part of the proposed "East-West" ferry project which would link Phetchaburi Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi provinces with the Eastern Seaboard by sea.

Phetchaburi Governor Governor Sanit Khaosa-ard was speaking to media representatives on future transport development projects set to commence in the province, which is about two hours southwest of the Thai capital by road.

He said that the Marine Department is carrying out a study on the East-West Ferry project to decide whether a port should be built in Phetchaburi or Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Reports have circulated that the government's initially proposed site for the western seasboard port would be in Pranburi, south of Hua Hin.  

As for the land transport, an elevated road will soon be built in Wang Manao District. Meanwhile, relevant agencies have signed a deal on the construction of a dual-track railway in Muang District. The governor explained that the dual-track railway system would avoid eviction. He submitted a letter to the State Railway of Thailand and the Ministry of Transport to request a budget.

The governor added that the Bangkok-Hua Hin high-speed train project would start next year. It is expected that these projects will enable Phetchaburi to become a transport hub and one the most livable cities in the country.

 

 

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Rorii | 28 July 2016 - 19:36:00

Joe12, I might add if any driver followed your directions, they would go through the gulf, now I know many thai drivers aren't that smart, but hey, even I don't think ALL of them are that stupid.

"good luck in trying to prove science wrong!"

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Rorii | 28 July 2016 - 14:40:28

Joe12, you're talking more BS than usual, longitude, and latitude, have nothing to do with it,never mind the fact roads don't go in a straight line, as I stated, Kurt's comment refers arriving by air, at Bangkok, this for your numbed mind, is Suvarnabhumi Airport, an airport is where you find planes... NOT in Bangkok City, this science, is still in Hurt's favor.

Once again you choose to take piece of an article to "prove: your point, once again you are a loser, there are day trips, to Rottnest, as well as scenic flights, you choose "white lies" as much as a Thai polly. But hey, we will keep you "honest." 
Whether people are "fools" or not, they do take the flights, whether you like it or not. Only a fool would try and deny the truth, or worse still, bend it.

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Joe12 | 27 July 2016 - 17:30:21

Rorri... take Kurt's hand and check your maps. Bangkok - L.13.7563 degrees north, 100.5018 degrees east.. Hua Hin - L. 12.568 degrees north, 99.957 degrees east. That's 144 kms or rounded to 150kms. ... like I said, good luck in trying to prove science wrong.

Actually they don't - only when you are in town. It's mainly scenic flights. But then again only a fool would spend $380 OR $480 to travel 22kms.  

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Rorii | 26 July 2016 - 07:22:14

Joe12, this one to support Kurt, distance from Suvarnabhumi to Hau Hin, 222Km's, travel time 3h 13m via routes 35 and 4 or 252.4 km's, 3h 49m via route 4... "good luck in trying to prove science wrong!"

Just to refresh your "memory" Kurt's comment was "Sure many people, arriving by air at Bangkok, like such flight connection, when they live in Hua Hin." note Kurt referred to "arriving by air at Bangkok."

fools are born every day, but some are self made men.

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Rorii | 26 July 2016 - 07:17:03

Joe12, more name calling, whether by road, or sea, makes NO difference, except to you, the fact is some prefer a quicker trip, rather than say a 3 hour trip by road, to Hau Hin. My examples are only examples, I am sure, globally, there are many more, but hey, you just ignore it if you wish. 
"But then again why would you pay $380 OR $480 for the privilege of flying, as opposed to $29 to $55 by ferry?" the FACT is Joe12, people DO, maybe I am the fool, but hey if you are "smarter" than me then I am glad to be the "fool."

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Kurt | 25 July 2016 - 21:10:32

Rorii, That Joe12 today scolded you just 'fool'.Not to bad ( ironical ment).
Well , can't take him serious with his funny latitude/longtitude story.

As driving on thai roads is the same as sailing at open sea from way point to way point.
To funny to comment on. Just ignore the poor man.

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Joe12 | 25 July 2016 - 16:41:00

Rorii...that's because there are no cars buses or trains going to Rottness Island you fool. But then again why would you pay $380 OR $480 for the privilege of flying, as opposed to $29 to $55 by ferry? 

Kurt...nope.. check your maps. Bangkok - L.13.7563 degrees north, 100.5018 degrees east.. Hua Hin - L. 12.568 degrees north, 99.957 degrees east. That's 144 kms or rounded to 150kms. ... good luck in trying to prove science wrong.

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Kurt | 25 July 2016 - 09:24:41

Yes Rorii, You are very right.
As you red in my earlier comment the distance is much more than 150kms ( confirmed by google, 199 kms or 220 kms).
But Joe12 has a different reference, as usual much of the time wrong.

And combined shuttle flights BKK-->Hua Hin-->Phuket, ( two way, several times a week) could work out very well.

Coming from Europe, and than a connecting flight is more comfortable than a bus from BKK airport to BKK South terminal with all the road congestion, and from BKK South terminal a 3 hour breath taking bus ride in a old bus with loud music ( to keep the driver awake) to Hua Hin. 

Arriving from Europe in Vancouver, you also can take a connecting flight to Vancouver island.
( luggage labeled through from starting point in Europe)

And how about the flight connections between the Hawaii Islands? Great.

Flying time between Oslo ( Norway) and Gothenburg (Sweden) is 58 minutes.  :)

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Rorii | 25 July 2016 - 07:59:06

Joe12, "Why would you want to travel 150kms by plane?" well many people, in Western Australia, take a flight from Jandikot airport to Rottnest Island, flying time 12 minutes, even though many ferries leave, from Fremantle for a 25 minute trip. People can also Fly from Bunbury to Rottnest, which, distance wise, is approx. the same as Bangkok to Hau Hin.
So, there could be some justification for Kurt's comment

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Kurt | 24 July 2016 - 20:26:35

Joe12 better do less fast reading. ( about distance BKK- Hua Hin)

Average speed of thai trains is 40-45 km/h. 
Old trains, hardly maintained, riding over narrow sized rail tracks.
Many unguarded cross overs.

Traveling by road from BKK airports to Hua Hin means first a long bus or taxi ride to the BKK Southern bus terminal, than a long bus ride. Not yet talking about road congestions and bus stops at road restaurants, etc.

And as Hua Hin has a good infrastructural airport there is no reason not to have a kind of air service with turbo prop aircrafts.
It could be a flight service  BKK-->Hua Hin--> Phuket v.v

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