Showing posts from April 11, 2010

Rail from Manipur to Vietnam

The government is considering a rail link from Manipur to Vietnam, Union minister Shashi Tharoor Friday said."Efforts are underway to have a rail link from Jiribham (close to the Assam border) to Hanoi in Vietnam passing through Myanmar," Tharoor told a seminar 'From Land Locked to Land Linked: Northeast India in BIMSTEC' in Shilong.The Union minister of state for external affairs said improved connectivity between the Northeast and the Southeast Asian countries will not only help the region to discover a larger market, but also will integrate India with the those countries.
"The Asian Highway Network which is being coordinated through the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific office in Bangkok, envisages a comprehensive network of roads connecting the countries of Asia. There is separately an East-West Highway Project running from Vietnam through to Myanmar, through which India could get access to all mainland Southeast Asian co…