China is willing to speed up the strategic alignment between the Belt and Road Initiative with Laos development strategies, and promote the construction of China-Laos railway and the China-Laos economic corridor.
Myanmar troops in Myawaddy township alleged that the road was being built in “questionable proximity” to the islet, locally called “No Man’s Land”, on the Moei River, which divides the two neighbouring countries.
China has seized on Myanmar’s renewed international pariah status to push forward its corridor ambition, recently signing a Memorandum of Understanding on the so-called “China-Myanmar Economic Corridor”, or CMEC.
With poll countdowns starting, the government has vowed to rev up planned infrastructure projects worth 300-400 billion baht within four months.
he trans-Vietnam high-speed rail is back on the agenda, with officials saying it can compete with aeroplanes for business.
The agreement to establish the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) is part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said China supports bullet train service between Kunming and Kolkata, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Long before Belt & Road projects were seen as sovereignty-eroding debt traps, Bangkok’s military rulers were tactfully resisting the terms and reach of Beijing’s advances.
In the last few months, several major port construction, expansion, and improvement projects were either completed, underway, or are being planned.