PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The governments of Cambodia and Thailand in November will launch a new border crossing in Banteay Meanchey province and Thailand's Sa Kaeo province to facilitate the entry of citizens from both countries, the Khmer Times reported.

Cambodian officials met with their Thai counterparts last Friday to discuss the new checkpoint, Dambon 43, which is located in Ou Chrov district's Ou Bei Choan commune in Cambodia and Khok Sung district's Non Mak Mun commune in Thailand.

A police checkpoint and other infrastructure are now being built. Until then, citizens from both sides can cross it temporarily.

In August, Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities decided to create the new border checkpoint to alleviate heavy traffic at the Poipet International Checkpoint and also offer migrant workers a new legal passageway into Thailand.

There are six government operated crossings into Thailand in the two districts and Poipet city. Dozens of illegal crossings offer passageway for migrant workers who sneak into Thailand in search of higher paying jobs.

Source: NAM News Network