The trading hubs at Sittwe and Maungdaw, which process border trade with Bangladesh, are less busy now than in previous years, reports say.
The Sittwe hub processed a trade volume of US$4.33 million between April 1 and December 25, 2015, which is $390,000 less than last year’s trade volume.
The Maungdaw hub processed a trade volume of $3.62 million, marking a drop of $1.72 million compared to last year.
Myanmar has opened 15 checkpoints to process border trade with India, Thailand, China and Bangladesh. Seven of these hubs are along the Myanmar-Thailand border.
The Muse checkpoint on the Myanmar-China border processes the largest trade volume.-Asfar