Social & Cultural News : Launching Ceremony of the Thai – Myanmar Joint Survey Team for Production of Orthophoto Maps

Thailand and Myanmar have achieved another milestone in their joint efforts to establish a clear boundary between the two countries. On 16 - 18 January 2016, technical officers of both sides met in Kawthaung, Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar, to launch the production of orthophoto maps of their border areas, which will serve as an important tool in the boundary survey and demarcation works.

Thailand shares the longest border with Myanmar stretching over 2,400 kilometres. In an era of the ASEAN Community and Connectivity, the border has become a strategic area with growing importance both in terms of security and economy. Both countries are committed to expediting the boundary negotiations, moving forward hand in hand for the common security and prosperity of our peoples.

The production of orthophoto maps is jointly carried out by the Royal Thai Survey Department of the Royal Thai Armed Forces and Myanmar's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere with a warm hospitality from the Myanmar hosts.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand