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Q.NO.2824.INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY

December 10, 2014

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2824
TO BE ANSWERED ON 10.12.2014

INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY

2824. DR. KAMBHAMPATI HARIBABU:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has any proposal to construct a highway connecting India, Myanmar and Thailand and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether there is any proposal to connect China with this highway and if so, the details thereof;

(c) the estimated cost of the project and the method of finance envisaged for the completion of the project; and (d) the time by which the said project is likely to be completed?

ANSWER

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

(a) The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway starts from Moreh in Manipur on the India - Myanmar border and connects Tamu (Myanmar) ending at Mae Sot in Thailand. The total length of the Highway is approximately 1360 km and India has agreed to provide assistance for the construction of bridges on the Tamu – Kyigone - Kalewa (TKK) Road section and upgradation of the Kalewa - Yagyi Road section (120.74 kms) of the Trilateral Highway.

(b) There is no proposal to connect China with the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway.

(c) & (d) The estimated cost and time of completion of the Project will be finalized on preparation of the Feasibility Reports after which a decision will be taken regarding the method of project funding.

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