BORDERS MALAYSIA AND THAILAND NOW OPERATED 24 HOURS

Launching ceremony jointly officiated by YB Dato Marzuki Yahya, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia and His Excellency Chaisiri Anamarn, Advisor to his Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. YAB Dato Seri Haji Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, Menteri Besar Kedah and His Excellency Weranaan Pengjun, Governor of Songkla Province also attend the launching ceremony, together with senior officials from the federal and state governments

BUKIT KAYU HITAM (KEDAH) 18 JUNE 2019

In an effort to further enhance connectivity, investment and flow of trade between Malaysia and Thailand, both countries have agreed to commence a 24 hour operations at ICQS Bukit Kayu Hitam and CIQ Sadao beginning 12.01 am, 18 June 2019. The 24 hour operations will be conducted for a 3 month trial periods, involving only cargo and good movement carried by truck and heavy vehicles.

The launching ceremony jointly officiated by YB Dato Marzuki Yahya, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia and His Excellency Chaisiri Anamarn, Advisor to his Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. YAB Dato Seri Haji Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, Menteri Besar Kedah and His Excellency Weranaan Pengjun, Governor of Songkla Province also attend the launching ceremony, together with senior officials from the federal and state government.

The governments of Malaysia and Thailand have also agreed to establish an evaluation team to measure the effectiveness of the 24 hour operations during the 3 month trial period.

Malaysia and Thailand have strong bilateral cooperation in various sectors including trade and investment. Thailand is Malaysia fifth largest trading partner. Total bilateral trade between the two countries in 2018 was RM105.36 billion, with border trade alone accounting more than 60% of the total trade.

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