Ganga-Mekong Cooperation - commentary
|Title:|| ||India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway
|Date of publication:|| ||06 May 2010|
|Description/subject:|| ||"The Trilateral Highway project is an ambitious undertaking which was initially launched under the vestiges of the Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) and later incorporated into the transport sector of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC); but it has not yet fructified. What are the bottlenecks in terms of financial, security and regional concerns? How will this affect India’s Look East Policy (LEP)? What is needed to get this crucial project executed?
With the aim to begin the project in early 2004, the construction of the 1360kms highway at the cost of US$700 million was distributed in three phases so as to connect Moreh (India), Mae Sot (Thailand) through Bagan in Myanmar. The inherent logic of the road was to fulfil the ambition of creating a ‘link’ between Northeast India and Southeast Asia..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Tanvi Pate|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (Delhi)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||16 November 2010|