The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway, a crucial project aimed at linking the three countries and bolstering regional connectivity, has achieved a significant milestone with approximately 70 percent of the construction work completed. The ambitious 1,400-kilometer-long highway will not only facilitate trade but also strengthen ties in the areas of business, health, education, and tourism.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, responsible for Road Transport & Highways, confirmed the progress, stating, “Around 70 percent of the project is completed.” This development brings the long-awaited highway closer to realisation and showcases the commitment of India, Thailand, and Myanmar to foster closer economic and social cooperation.
Once finished, the highway will connect Moreh in Manipur, India, to Mae Sot in Thailand, passing through Myanmar. However, the minister did not disclose a specific timeline for the project’s completion and operationalisation, as the strategic highway has faced delays in the past.
Initially targeted for operationalisation by December 2019, the trilateral highway’s progress has been slower than anticipated. Nevertheless, the substantial advancement in construction indicates a promising future for enhanced connectivity and collaboration among the three nations.