India has completed a 130-km stretch of road connecting the country with Kalewa in Myanmar, part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) trilateral highway, Parliament was informed today. The trilateral pact between India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) will provide a seamless vehicular movement between SAARC and ASEAN nations and will enhance trade, business, health, education and tourism between India and the two countries. "Construction of 130 km length stretch of road connecting Moreh (India)/Tamu (Myanmar) to Kalewa in Myanmar has already been completed by Border Roads Organisation of India," Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways P Radhakrishnan said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. India is funding construction of 69 bridges on the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa Road (149.70 kms) section and construction of 120.74 km road between Kalewa and Yargi section of the IMT Trilateral Highway, in Myanmar to improve connectivity with South East Asia by road, he added. The Trilateral Highway starts from Moreh (Manipur) in India up to Mae Sot in Thailand through Myanmar, he said. To construct 69 bridges including approach roads in the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa road section and construction/upgradation of Kalewa-Yargi road section of the highway in Myanmar, appointment of consultants to finalise tender documents and award of contracts has already been completed, he added.
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