of tourists from Indochina seen surging
Private tourism operators are being urged to
prepare for an influx of foreign tourists as
the East-West Economic Corridor linking Burma,
Thailand, Laos and Vietnam approaches completion.
According to Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, deputy
secretary general to National Economic and Social
Development Board (NESDB), the East-West Economic
Corridor linking Thailand, Laos and Vietnam
has been finished, with the construction of
18 kilometres in Burma nearly completed.
economic corridor is created based on a road
of 1,450 km with the west end at port city of
Mawlamyine (Burma), crossing Kayin Division,
the Thai provinces of Tak, Sukhothai, Kalasin,
Phitsanulok, Khon Kaen, Yasothon, Mukdahan and
the Laotian provinces of Savannakhet, Vietnamese
provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue Province
and Da Nang city as the east end.
authorities expect a flood of tourists from
the three countries, especially Vietnam.