Border to stay open late on March 15 for Thai-Myanmar boxing event
February 19, 2014 00:00 By The Nation 3,909 Viewed
The border checkpoint at Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district will be kept open until after midnight on March 15 to accommodate people travelling to watch the Thai-Myanmar boxing tournament on that day.
The event, which will run from 3pm to midnight, will include six matches featuring famous Thai boxers, eight professional matches and five traditional boxing matches between Thai and Myanmar athletes, Mae Sai district chief Somchai Rungsakhon said at a press conference yesterday. The event will be held at the Yuwan Training Facility in Mae Sai Police Station.
Tickets are priced at Bt500 and some of the proceeds will be used to fund related agencies’ activities, said Pakaimas Vierra, president of the Thai-Myanmar Cultural and Economic Cooperation Association.