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India and Myanmar to work towards the operationalization of the Sittwe Port

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  • October 8, 2020
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India and Myanmar to work towards the operationalization of the Sittwe Port

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In news

  • India and Myanmar have agreed to work towards the operationalization of the Sittwe port in the Rakhine state in the first quarter of 2021.

Key takeaways

  • It was announced after the conclusion of the two-day visit of Indian Army Chief and Indian Foreign Secretary to Myanmar. 
  • The progress in the ongoing Indian-assisted infrastructure projects was also discussed.
  • India also announced a grant of $2 million Dollars for the construction of the border haat bridge at Byanyu/Sarsichauk in Chin State. 
  • The haat will provide increased economic connectivity between Mizoram and Myanmar.

Important value additions

Sittwe port 

  • It is situated at the mouth of the Kaladan River.
  • It is being financed by India as a part of the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project.
  • The Project is collaboration between India and Myanmar.
  • Aim of the project: To develop transport infrastructure in southwestern Myanmar and north-eastern India.

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