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Nham Pha Haw Bridge to close temporarily until 15 May

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Nham Pha Haw Bridge has temporarily closed until 15 May after the COVID-19 case was reported, according to the Trade Department, Ministry of Commerce.
At least seven people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Chinshwehaw, a major border trading camp between Myanmar and China.
Consequently, the Nham Pha Haw Bridge is also suspended because it is connected with the bilateral Chinshwehaw border trading camp, according to the statement released by the bilateral border economic cooperation zone administration committee in Main Din town in China.
All the incoming and outgoing vehicles and people to and from China were closed from 18 April to 15 May, according to the Chinshwehaw border trade authorities.
As the Nham Pha Haw Bridge that is connected with the Chinshwehaw has been closed, both the import and export activities came to a halt these days, according to the notification sent to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and the Mandalay UMFCCI.
On 29 March, a Myanmar national was found to be COVID-19 positive in the Kyauk Wine market in Kyalgaung.
The next day, China restricted the border crossing at the Mang Wein checkpoint, one of the significant land borders between Muse and Kyalgaung.
Consequently, the main export stuff — rice and broken rice, pulses, aquatic products, onion and chilli to China through the Mang Wein checkpoint were 100 per cent suspended.
However, the trade value through the Chinshwehaw border checkpoint soared to US$387.036 million between 1 October and 16 April in the current financial year 2020-2021 from $313.306 billion recorded in the corresponding period of last FY, the Ministry of Commerce’s data showed.
The two countries border trading has improved by $73.730 million. At present, Myanmar carries out border trade with China mainly through Muse, Lwejel, Chinshwehaw, Kampaiti and Kengtung border checkpoints. — NN/GNLM

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