Army chief urges Ranong boost

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Army chief urges Ranong boost

Covid easing needed to help trade

THE LOWDOWN: Army commander Gen Narongphan Jitkaewtae (right) is briefed on security issues during his tour of Ranong which borders Myanmar on Saturday.

Ranong: Army commander Gen Narongphan Jitkaewtae is calling for the easing of Covid-19 restrictions to revive trans-border trade with Myanmar’s Koh Song island.

The commander made the call yesterday in Ranong, where he was inspecting a security surveillance operation along the Andaman coast. He toured the border checkpoint at Koh Saranee, which is under the Thep Satree task force.

Gen Narongphan said the public health scare has halted the local economies of both sides of the border.

Myanmar has been battling the spread of Covid-19, while…

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