Connectivity with Myanmar — the wait gets longer

Building a project in Myanmar was and is difficult. But, is it so difficult that the connectivity proposals mooted by Delhi early in the last decade will remain a dream or at best half complete? Exactly the same happened to proposals to connect the north-eastern States and ASEAN through Myanmar. The trilateral India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) highway […]

India setting up 9 border trade points with Myanmar

Keen to boost border trade between Northeast India and the neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, the Indian government is setting up nine border haats or markets along the border with Myanmar, a top official said on Wednesday. Addressing the inauguration of the Eighth Delhi Dialogue here, Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs […]

India, Myanmar to remove bottlenecks to boost trade

NEW DELHI: India and Myanmar today agreed to enhance trade and investment between the countries by removing bottlenecks such as lack of good connectivity and banking arrangements. The issues came up for discussion during the 5th India-Myanmar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting, which was held in Nay Pyi Taw today. The meeting was co-Chaired by […]

India to complete Myanmar port project in May

KOLKATA, FEBRUARY 1:India will complete the reconstruction of Sittwe port and the associated river transport facilities, as part of the Kaladan Multi-modal Transit Transport Project in Myanmar, in May this year. The project cost, however, is expected to be 29 per cent higher at ₹450 crore, compared with the initial estimate of ₹350 crore, largely […]

India-Myanmar container service runs into trouble in two months post launch

NEW DELHI: The India-Myanmar container service, an offshoot of the government’s Look East Policy, has run into a rough patch just two months into its launch. Questions are being raised over the sustainability of the service, which is riding on a kitty of Rs 14 crore, after it incurred a loss of over Rs 1 […]

India to import 1 LT rice from Myanmar to avoid supply crisis in Manipur and Mizoram

NEW DELHI: India is going to import one lakh tonnes of rice from Myanmar to avoid supply crisis in Manipur and Mizoram as the construction work is going on the railway line connecting these two north-eastern states to other parts of the country. In this regard, the government will float a exploratory tender on September […]

India set to import 100,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar

India, the largest rice exporter in the world, is set to import around 100,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar, which was once the largest exporter of the commodity. The move is a result of logistical bottlenecks that will hinder the transportation of rice to the northeastern states of India. The rice import is a preventive […]

India to provide $150 million to set up SEZ in Myanmar

New Delhi: India has offered USD 150 million of credit for project exports to set up a SEZ in Myanmar and has expressed hope that the neighbouring country would permit Indian banks to set up branches there. The issues came up for discussion during the three-day visit of Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma to […]