Myanmar and Laos have agreed to set up border check points on each side to develop cross-border tourism, the local Yangon Times reported Thursday.
The date of opening the unnamed check points are under negotiation through diplomatic channel, the Ministry of Immigration and Manpower was quoted as saying.
Currently, tourism industry sector of Myanmar and Laos is not as good as expected, tourism circle said, believing that once the check points are inaugurated, travelers from Laos will pour in Myanmar.
At present, Myanmar has some border check points with China, namely Muse, Kyuhkok, Chingshwehaw and Mongla, while those with Thailand are known as Tachilek, Myawaddy, Kawthoung and Phya Tonzu, and those with India as Tamu and Reedkhawdhar, according to the report.
Myanmar and Laos have been placing emphasis on peace and security in the two countries' border areas. The two border authorities at central level held a coordination meting in Myanmar 's border town of Tachilek last May and matters relating to border check points of the two sides were discussed, according to earlier reports.
Meanwhile, Myanmar and Laos have also been cooperating in drug control, agreeing to prevent trafficking of drugs and psychotropic substances, and control banned chemicals.
Both Myanmar and Laos are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation.