According to Alongkorn Ponlaboot, an adviser to the agriculture minister who also sits on the Thailand Fruit Board, Thai fruit can now be transported to the mainland via the Laos-China railway. The railway connects the Laotian capital of Vientiane, which shares a border with Thailand’s Nong Khai province, and China’s Kunming city in Yunnan.
Construction of the Mohan checkpoint was completed on November 22 and it would go into operation on December 3 as scheduled. December 3 marks the first anniversary of the start of the Laos-China railway.
In a move to help with the new transport option, the Fruit Board will hold a meeting with fruit growers, cooperatives, middlemen, fruit associations, exporters and logistics operators to educate them about relevant rules and regulations, Alongkorn added.