According to the reporters, three countries which include India, Thailand and Myanmar are working on a 1,400 km long highway that would link India with the South East Asia by land for the first time ever in decades, giving a boost to trade and cultural exchanges between the three countries.
At the time of World War II, 73 bridges in Myanmar, built more than seven decades ago, were being renovated with funding from India to allow vehicles to cross the highway safely, as said by the Indian Ambassador to Thailand Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi.
He added that when the renovation would be completed within 18 months, then the highway can be opened to traffic from all the three countries.
The highway which is planned starts in the eastern region of India from Moreh to Myanmar`s Tamu city. In order to conclude a tri-nation motor vehicle agreement, negotiations are underway, for the use of the 1,400 km road that will reach Thailand at Tak, Mae Sot district.
As said by Bishnoi, “There has always been a meeting of minds between India and Thailand. Our two countries share cultural, spiritual and linguistic links. With this road we will also have physical connectivity.”