Myanmar seeks time to sign vehicle pact as India speed up highway to Thailand

Myanmar sought time to review the implementation of connectivity arrangements in the region before proceeding with a motor vehicle agreement to operationalise the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) highway that New Delhi wants to speed up, officials familiar with the developments said.

[…]The way Myanmar figures in China’s One Belt, One Road project has lent a sense of urgency to the project, the idea for which was first floated in 2003. It missed the 2015 deadline and may now miss the 2020 one, too.

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Jayanth Jacob & Moushumi Das Gupta