Minister for Communication and Transport, Thant Sin Maung, discussed the progress of India-Myanmar transport connectivity with Nitin Gadkari, Union Road and Transport Minister of India. The two sides discussed the status of the project for upgrading 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, according to a statement released by Gadkari’s office. The upgrade of the Kalewa-Yagyi stretch of IMT is being executed by the National Highways Authority of India.
India, Thailand and Myanmar are working on about 1,400km long highway that would link the country with Southeast Asia by land and give a boost to trade, business, health, education and tourism ties among the three countries. “Next year by the end of December (2019), we will be in position to get connectivity between India, Thailand and Myanmar. We are giving highest priority to this IMT Trilateral Highway project. This will boost trade and ties among the nations in the region,” said Nitin Gadkari in January 2018.