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IMT trilateral highway: India completes 130 km stretch

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has completed a 130-km stretch of road connecting the country with Kalewa in Myanmar, part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) trilateral highway, was informed today.

The trilateral pact between India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) will provide a seamless vehicular movement between and nations and will enhance trade, business, health, education and tourism between 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 P Radhakrishnan said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

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 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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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 19:42 IST