Posts Tagged ‘Asian Highway Network’

Asian Highway routes 1, 2, 14 and 41 connect Myanmar

July 5, 2011

The planned network runs a total of 87,799 miles (140,479 km). In Myanmar, total 3,003 km (1,877 miles).

AH1, 20,557 km (12,848 miles); Tokyo, Japan- MYANMAR to border between Turkey and Bulgaria(with AH5)

AH2, 13,177 km (8326 miles); Denpasar, Indonesia- MYANMAR to Khosravi, Iran

  • AH14, 2,077 km (1298 miles); Hai Phong, Vietnam to Mandalay, Myanmar (on AH1/AH2)
  • AH41, 948 km (592.5 miles); border between Myanmar and Bangladesh to Mongla, Bangladesh .According to Om Prakash, an advisor with in New Delhi: “It’s an excellent step taken by ESCAP to gather all the Asian countries under one crown but the problem with this project is political disputes between some countries, notably Pakistan and Myanmar, which is delaying the project”.

    India views the project favourably since it would increase trade with its neighbours, especially Pakistan and Myanmar.

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Asian Highway and Trans-Asian Railway routes through Myanmar-India-China

July 2, 2011

Asian Highway and Trans-Asian Railway routes through Myanmar-India-China

Source: Strengthening Regional Transport Connectivity among BCIM Countries by Dr. M. Rahmatullah, Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka and Former Director (Transport), UN-ESCAP, Bangkok

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