India, Myanmar to ink pact for seamless cargo movement
New Delhi: India and Myanmar on Friday discussed various projects to enhance bilateral connectivity, besides agreeing to ink a pact for seamless movement of cargo and traffic, an official statement said.
Myanmar Minister for Communication and Transport U Thant Sin Maung called on Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari here.
Both the leaders discussed the progress of the ongoing India - Myanmar transport connectivity projects.
"The two sides discussed the status of the project for upgradation of the Kalewa-Yagyi stretch of the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway, starting Imphal-Mandalay bus service and a bilateral Motor Vehicles Agreement between the two countries," the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in the statement.
The upgradation of the Kalewa-Yagyi stretch of IMT is being executed by the National Highways Authority of India and is expected to be completed within the scheduled date. "The two sides also expressed keenness to start the Imphal-Mandalay bus service soon. India and Myanmar had operationalised the Land Border Crossing Agreement earlier this year," the