Kyinsankyawt border post between Myanmar and China will be reopened commencing from 25 November, said U Min Thein, vice-chair of the Muse rice depot. On 22 November, the border crossing will resume on a trial run starting from 1 pm in the afternoon for three days. “If the trial run of the border post is successfully completed, the border checkpoint will resume its operation on 25 Nov as it is set to be,” U Min Thein elaborated. About 10,000 trucks load of goods, which have been stockpiled in the respective warehouses in Muse 105 mile, will be delivered first, he continued.
China has closed down the remaining land borders (Kyinsankyawt, Wamting) from 8 July 2021 following the COVID-19 cases in Myanmar. On 30 March, Mang Wein, which is a major border crossing between Muse and Kyalgaung areas, was suspended owing to the COVID-19 cases. On 1 April, Nantaw and Sinphyu border checkpoints were suspended operations. As a result of this, the border trade between Myanmar and China was completely halted. The closure of the Sino-Myanmar border trade resulted in job loss of about 400,000-600,000 workers engaged in the Muse land border.
Furthermore, the short-haul trucks from Muse to China were also affected by this consequence. Additionally, traders from the Muse border post were also battered by trade suspension, causing a revenue loss. Myanmar exports agricultural products, including rice, beans and corns, and fishery products such as crab, prawn, etc. Furthermore, Myanmar’s natural gas export to China is also conducted through the Muse-Ruili border. The raw CMP materials, electrical appliances and consumer goods are imported into the country. The land borders next to the Muse border are Nantaw, Sinphyu, Mang Wein, Kyinsankyawt-Wamting and Panseng-Wamting.
Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar