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Title: China Cutting Through to Bengal
Date of publication: June 2001
Description/subject: Three Chinese-made dredgers worth US$ 8.9 million have been delivered to Burma as part of an effort to develop the Irrawaddy River waterway as a new trade route for China. "The neighbouring country expects to expand trade operations for its products, via the [Irrawaddy] river as a gateway to the Bay (of Bengal)", said a Rangoon-based shipping manager. The dredgers are being used to improve river transport from Bhamo, newr the Chinese border, to Minbe, which is to be connected to the Arakan coast by a new highway.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol 9. No. 5
Format/size: This is the whole of the item, which has disappeared from the Irrawaddy website.
Alternate URLs: http://www2.irrawaddy.org/print_article.php?art_id=746
Date of entry/update: 02 September 2010