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QUESTION NO.2423 ROAD PROJECTS WITH NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES

March 23, 2017

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2423
TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.03.2017

ROAD PROJECTS WITH NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES

2423. SHRIMATI RANEE NARAH:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state whether Government has taken up the construction of India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway, Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor, the Asian Highway (AH-1), and the reopening of Stilwell Road between India, Myanmar and China with China, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Thailand?

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

Governments of India, Myanmar and Thailand had agreed to cooperate in the construction of India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway. Under this, Government of India is implementing two projects – (i) construction of 69 Bridges, including approach roads on Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa section and (ii) construction/upgradation of road on Kalewa-Yargi section of the Trilateral Highway in Myanmar.

Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar have agreed to establish a Joint Study Group (JSG) on strengthening connectivity in the BCIM region for closer economic, trade and people-to-people linkages through the development of a BCIM Economic Corridor (BCIM EC). Two meetings of the JSG have taken place so far and the joint study is underway.

India is party to the Intergovernmental Agreement on Asian Highway Network which was adopted in November 2003 and ratified by India in May, 2006. The Asian Highway (AH-1) is part of this network.

At present India is not engaged in any discussions with Myanmar and China on re-opening of Stilwell Road.

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