SURIN, May 14 -- Cross border trade at Chong Jom border point with Cambodia in the Thai northeastern province of Surin was reportedly active this morning as many Cambodians crossed the border and bought large amounts of consumer products.
Surin's Chong Jom border point, which was reopened May 4 after it was closed by Thai officials following bloody clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops in the disputed border area on April 22, was seen as active again as many Cambodians crossed the border and bought consumer products, including vegetables and fruits. Shops owned by Thais and Cambodians were also open as vendors gained confidence that the situation has returned to normal in the area.
Many tourists were also seen wandering in the area.
Chong Jom border point is considered one of the key market places in Thailand's lower northeastern region which borders Cambodia.
At least Bt4 million changed hands at this border point on normal working days while trade is more lively on weekends. (MCOT online news)