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Old 30th May 2012, 20:12   #1
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Default Driving To Myanmar & Thailand From India Might Be Possible By 2016

With Myanmar embracing democracy and India making quick moves to counter China's influence in the region, driving to Myanmar/Thailand/Other South East Asian countries might soon be possible with the completion of Trilateral Highway.

http://india.nydailynews.com/article...ust-got-easier
India to open super highway to Burma and Thailand - Telegraph

More info on the Trilateral Highway -
Asian Highway Network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 31st May 2012, 11:09   #2
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Driving across countries like in Europe! Sounds (atleast theoretically) very interesting. Still 4 years off, lets see how it really works out.
I am somehow against the idea of tagging anything against a particular country. Don't get me wrong - if we are to grow we should work lock stock and barrel towards it but the idea of me vs you don't go a long way in what we want to achieve. It might lead to a situation where an operation was 'successful' but the patient died.
If the other country has alterior motive we may counter it alright but we need not become hysterical (even if the other country behaves that way) and spoil our happiness. I somehow feel media nowadays is doing just that.

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Great news Bhpians. This dream is on the verge of becoming a reality soon. Few link says it's operational from today itself whereas few says it will be operational from November.

Whatsoever we Bhpians accept this with open arms, road trips will open a whole new world for us.

http://www.northeasttoday.in/india-m...s-operational/

http://www.newindianexpress.com/worl...cle3006971.ece

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What about a group of BHPians planning a drive on this road? All the way to Thailand and back? Sounds exciting ? Or plain insane?
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Something interesting

An incredible India-Thailand road trip is now a reality ?

Source - http://www.makemytrip.com/blog/india...ndhighway_3sep
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Its a reality but the cost of entering Myanmar is exorbitant about 2000$ per car, so entering and exit to Thailand and then back again will cost about 4000$ in passage rights only. Unless, this heavy fee is drastically reduced the dream of driving to Thailand would need very deep pockets to fulfil.
PS: Modes there is already a thread on the same topic. Please merge.
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BANGKOK: India, Thailand and Myanmar are working on a 1,400-kilometre-long highway that will link India with Southeast Asia by land for the first time in decades, giving a boost to trade and cultural exchanges between the three countries.

Indian ambassador to Thailand Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi said 73 bridges in Myanmar, built more than seven decades ago during World War II, were being renovated with funding from India to allow vehicles to cross the highway safely.

When the repair work will be completed in 18 months, the highway could be opened to traffic from all three countries, he said.
The planned highway starts in India's Moreh to Myanmar's Tamu city.
Negotiations are currently underway to conclude a trination motor vehicle agreement for the use of the 1,400km road that will reach Thailand at Tak, Mae Sot district.

"There has always been a meeting of minds between India and Thailand. Our two countries share cultural, spiritual and linguistic links. With this road we will also have physical connectivity," Bishnoi told PTI.

The road will help in transportation of goods and further development of SMEs in north India, he said, adding the tri-nation highway exemplifies India's "Act East" policy.

Myanmar's Dawei deep-sea port and industrial estate project near the Thai border is also expected to help further integrate eastern India with South East Asian countries.

The planned port can be linked up with India's Chennai port as well as Thailand's Laem Chabang Port on the other side of the ocean, the envoy said.

India is also preparing to negotiate the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) (which includes 10 countries) on top of the current India-Asean free-trade agreement (FTA).

Thai-Indian trade amounted to $8 billion last year, while more than a million Indian tourists visited Thailand last year.
There were also about 300 Indian weddings held here.

Among major Thai investors in India are CP Group, Delta Electronics, Ital-Thai and Pruksa Real Estate, while the major Indian firms operating in Thailand are Tata Group, Aditya Birla and Indorama.

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