China-Myanmar border gate temporarily reopened

11 January 2019
China-Myanmar border gate temporarily reopened
A Burmese truck driver lights his cigarette at a distributing center in the China-Myanmar border town of Jiegao, in China's southwestern province of Yunnan. Photo: AFP

A China-Myanmar border gate, which was suspended for over two weeks, was temporarily reopened on Thursday to facilitate border trade between the two neighbours, said Assistant Secretary of Myanmar Commerce Ministry U Khin Maung Lwin, Xinhua reported.

The reopening of the Kyin San Kyawt border check point was agreed after coordination between Myanmar's Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Commerce and officials from the Chinese Embassy.

The gate, through which fruit and seafood were exported from Myanmar to China, was shut down for security reasons on Dec. 27 last year, causing financial losses to farmers and fruit traders.