CHIANG RAI – On Monday at northern Thailand&rsquo companies from Thailand and China signed documents;s Chiang Saen port in a bid to build up boat trip service across the Lancang-Mekong River.
China’s Yunnan Provincial Tourism Investment Co., Thailand&rsquo and ltd;s New Chiang Saen Group Co., LTD will be the main signers of the cooperative documents, which cover marketing an ongoing boat service on Mekong river that take tourists to start to see the scenery of Thailand, Excursion laos and Myanmar within a.
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They may also launch a boat service from Chiang Saen port in northern Thailand to Jinghong in China’s Yunan Province also to Luang Prabang of Laos and Kengtung of Myanmar also.
“We have been attempting to connect places of interest and services across the Lancang-Mekong River,” Xu Lianbiao, vice general manager of Yunnan Provincial Tourism Investment, said. We have been also creating a wild elephant center in northern Lao province of Xayaburi and in addition developing ecological tourism there, he added.
Thailand submit a vision called “five Chiang cities, four countries,” which seeks close tourism cooperation and tourism facilitation between Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Jinghong (Chiang Rung in Thai language), Kengtung (Chiang Tung) and Luang Prabang (Chiang Thong), Xu noted their company’s goal to improve tourism cooperation is based on the vision of the five Chiang.
“The joint patrol of China, Laos, Thailand and myanmar ensure it is safe to sail on the Mekong River, allowing for tourism routes linking these Chiang cities to cultivate,” he mentioned.
Chiang Saen’s old port is usually to be progressed into a mega-tourism port, Mayor of Wiang Chiang Saen subdistrict municipality Chayagrit Nissaisook said.
The mayor said the Tourism Authority of Thailand had made a master intend to develop the port to the scale of a global airport, with duty free shops and restaurants to welcome tourists, chinese tourists especially.
“The investment will undoubtedly be at the very least of 39 million baht (1.19 million U.S. dollars) to firstly realize the program that we might be able to attract a lot more than 100 million baht (3.06 million U.S. dollars),” he added.
Yunnan Provincial Tourism Investment launched their boat service in Chiang Saen Port in October this season, tourists is now able to have a boat from here to see Myanmar and Laos across the river and to do some shopping on Don Sao Island of Laos, another duty free zone.