India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway
The 1360 kms long India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway is an initiative pertaining to India, Myanmar and Thailand. India is undertaking construction of two sections of the Trilateral Highway in Myanmar namely,
1) construction of 120.74 km Kalewa-Yagyi road section, and
2) construction of 69 bridges along with the approach road on the 149.70 km Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa (TKK) road section.
The work on both these sections were awarded on Engineering, Procurement and Construction mode in May 2018 for Kalewa-Yagyi section and November 2017 for the TKK section. The scheduled time for completion of both the projects are three years from the date of commencement at the project site by the executing agency.
The funds released by this Ministry is Rs. 188.32 crore out of the approved cost of Rs. 1459.29 crore for the Kalewa-Yagyi road section and Rs. 4.84 crore out of the approved cost of Rs. 371.58 crore for the 69 bridges along with approach road on the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa (TKK) road section.
The above mentioned both the projects are being funded by Government of India under grant assistance to the Government of Myanmar.
A Motor Vehicles Agreement along with protocols for regulating and facilitating movement of cargo and passenger vehicular traffic is under inter-governmental negotiations between India, Myanmar and Thailand.
Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya, MoS, Road Transport & Highways gave this information in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.