Thai authorities have agreed with a proposal to allow Myanmar nationals with border passes obtained from checkpoints in Mae Sot, in Tak province, to travel as far as Sukhothai.
Currently, border pass holders have to remain in the Mae Sot area. Sukhothai is 200 kilometres from Tak.
However, the proposal, approved by Tak officials, military officers and Immigration Bureau and Customs Department staff at a meeting on Wednesday, must be forwarded to the Interior Ministry for consideration, Mae Sot district chief Preecha Chaiphet said.
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