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Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, who visited Thailand and Thailand, has voiced the hopes that the challenging 3,200 km motorway between India, Myanmar and Thailand will be completed by 2016. Myanmar has already received a $500 million Myanmar credit, part of which is being used to finance the operation.
India was briefed by Thailand and Myanmar on the advances made in the Dawei Special Economic Zone in the south of Myanmar. China and Vodafone, the world's biggest and second biggest wireless carriers, have formed a syndicate to apply for wireless licenses in Myanmar. What brought Vodafone and China Mobil together?
Two licences are put out to tender to authorise the owners to set up, own and run a nationwide cellular telephone system for a period of 15 years. For example, these firms see Myanmar as a prospective target markets for the world' s wireless communications industries.
Chine-Myanmar : News and current affairs
Burma has formally declared its commitment to supporting China's ambitions for the One Belt and One Road (OBOR) communications along the old Silk Road. This has been heralded in the declaration made jointly by the two states during Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi's formal state mission to China. Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar (BCIM) business lane for the industrialization of a distance of more than 2,000 km.
Bangladesh to Kolkata in India, the B.C.I.M. tunnel connects Kunming in China with Mandalay in Myanmar. Burma also asked for China's assistance to bring about peacemaking and domestic reconstruction through military dialog. Burma is a casualty of militant activity that has been fueled for centuries by the illegal sales of narcotics, Jad and wood, mostly via China.
Burma also debated questions of China's assistance to its infrastructural ventures, the Myitsone Reservoir Investment Fund included. The Myitsone Reservoir is a disputed China-backed construction in northeastern Myanmar that has come to a standstill since 2011 due to significant environmental degradation. Discussions were also conducted with the Chinese State Grid Corporation on the establishment of an Asia Supernetwork with Myanmar as one of its hubs.