Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Cambodia to mark Thailand border

Cambodia to mark Thailand border

[This is the print version of story]
Cambodia says it will install more markers along the Thai border in a bid to more clearly demarcate the state line.

Var Kim Hong, chief of the National Border Committee, says more markers are needed as those installed by France are inadequate.

He says it's not clear when the work will begin or how many markers would be needed.

Cambodia has an 805 kilometre land border with Thailand, but only 73 markers, planted by the French in the early 20th century, demarcate the border.

Cambodia and Thailand created a bilateral committee to demarcate the border in 2006 following disputes along their border in Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear provinces.

Throughout its history Cambodia has been plagued by border disputes with neighboring countries.

Negotiations with Vietnam, Thailand and Laos over border demarcations are ongoing.

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