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Lweje-Laiyang border post reopened after six-month closure

Sino-Myanmar Lweje border post which was suspended in mid-July 2021 during the spike in COVID-19 cases was reopened at 11:45 am on 17 January after six months, U Myint Zaw Moe, Assistant Director of the Department of Trade, formally opened the checkpoint by sprinkling scented water onto the trucks.

Following the three virtual negotiations with Chinese counterparts, the border post resumed its operation on 17 January in line with the COVID-19 preventive measures.

Myanmar will deliver sugarcane and tissue-culture banana to China via Lweje on a trial run, whereas fertilizer, garment raw materials and household goods are primarily imported into the country. According to a mutual agreement, every driver and conductor must get vaccinated two times.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar