According to reports, the three countries including Myanmar, Thailand and India, are now planning to construct a highway that will serve bridge between India and the rest of the Southeast Asian countries. The highway is expected to be 1,400 kilometer in length and will the first project that will link the countries. The project is expected to not only increase the trade between these countries but also to have cultural exchanges among them.
According to Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi, the Indian Ambassador to Thailand, there are currently 73 bridges located in Myanmar that were constructed more than 70 years ago during the WWII that are undergoing renovation. The funds for the repairs are from India in order to create safe passages for the vehicles that will be crossing the highway.
He also added that as soon as the renovations are done within the expected 18 months period, the highway will be usable for those who are planning to cross from these three countries.
The highway construction will start from India, in its most eastern part called Moreh, going to the Tamu city which is located in Myanmar.
There is still an ongoing negotiation regarding the agreement on the tri-nation motor vehicles which will be commuting using the 1,400 km road. The same road will reach the country of Thailand at the district of Tak, Mae Sot.
According to Bishnoi, India and Thailand has always see eye to eye when it comes to culture, spiritual and language sector. The road will not physically connect the two countries.
He shared how the linking road will be useful in transporting hood as well as help in developing the SMEs that are in the North East India. The Act East policy which is in effect in India will further be exemplified because of the creation of the highway between three nations.
The Dawei deep-sea port that as well as the industrial estate developments in Myanmar that is located near the Thai border is seen to help in the integration of India with other countries in the South East Asia. With this development, more people will now invest into properties in Thailand and Find Thai Property could help speed along the process.