Fri 30 Jun 2006
Filed under: Business / Trade,News
More than 5 months after the first lot of teak logs was for the first time, allowed to be exported through Tachilek-Chiangrai route, the second lot has come through the Friendship Bridge II between Tachilek and Maesai, report Lahu and Shan resources.
Hundreds of teak logs marked â€œSiva Commerce Limited Partnershipâ€ have piled up near the Friendship Bridge II on the Thai side of the border since Wednesday, 28 June.
The first lot of 620 logs worth $ 2.5 million came through Chiangsaen, near Maesai in January. Arnond Markmasilp, better known as â€œSia Arâ€, then told reporters he was expecting another 1,300 logs.
Eversince the Friendship Bridge II was inaugurated on 22 January, there has been several reports of smuggling teak logs by night. â€œThis is the first time the logs are being hauled in broad daylight,â€ said a Shan businessman.