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Q. 2343 PROGRESS OF TRILATERAL ROAD

July 31, 2014

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2343
TO BE ANSWERED ON 31.07.2014

PROGRESS OF TRILATERAL ROAD

2343. SHRI MUKUT MITHI:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the Status of progress of Trilateral road proposed to be built in India, Myanmar and Thailand;
(b) the length of the total roads with the country-wise break up in terms of length, cost and progress so far; and
(c) the deadline set for completion of the project and measures, if any, to speed up the project?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]

(a) & (b) The length of the Trilateral Highway is approximately 1360 kms. The Trilateral Highway's route will be Moreh (India) – Tamu (Myanmar) – Kalewa – Yagyi – Monywa – Mandalay – Meiktila – Nay Pyi Taw – Payagyi – Theinzayat – Thaton – Hpa'an – Kawkareik – Myawaddy (Myanmar) – Mae Sot (Thailand). In respect of India's involvement with the project, India has undertaken to upgrade the Kalewa-Yagyi road section of the Trilateral Highway (approximately 120 kms) to highway standard and construction of 71 bridges in the Tamu – Kalewa section. A consultant, M/s EGIS India Consulting Engineers Private Ltd., has been appointed on January 28, 2014 for preparation of a Feasibility Report for the Kalewa – Yagyi road section. A consultant, M/s IRCON Ltd., has been appointed on February 12, 2014 for preparation of a Feasibility Report for the construction of 71 bridges in the Tamu-Kalewa section of the Trilateral Highway. These two Feasibility Reports will provide the broad contours of the project including alignment, specifications, design, estimated cost and timeline for completion of these projects.

(c) The two Feasibility Reports will provide the broad contours of the projects including specifications, design, estimated cost and timeline for completion of these projects. Based on the two Feasibility Reports, implementation of these projects will be finalized in consultation with the Government of Myanmar.

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