NHAI issues contract for India-Myanmar-Thailand highway project

The National Highway Authority has awarded project for the construction of two lane high way linking India with South Eastern neighbors – Myanmar and Thailand.

Earlier, the project was awarded to Punjj Lloyd and Varaha Infra join venture.

Proposed as an extension of the Kalewa-Yargi section of the India- Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway, the road will connect India with Thailand through Myanmar. The highway is a gateway for India with the ASEAN region that is one of the leading trade partner bloc for the country.

Referred as Friendship Highway, India has already, built a part of the network that is estimated to be 120 km. The portion from the border town of Tamu to Kalewa in Myanmar is almost completed.

For the construction of the highway, Myanmar has ensured land availability. Currently, Myanmar is connected from India only through Manipur.