Myanmar, India to speed up construction projects
Yangon, Feb 14 (IANS) Myanmar and India will speed up implementation of some construction projects, the official daily New Light of Myanmar reported Thursday.
This was discussed when Myanmar President U Thein Sein met India's Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday, reported Xinhua.
Their discussions covered implementation of Kaladan project, early completion of India-Myanmar-Thai highway construction, acceleration of the repair work of Moreh-Tamu-Kalay-Kalewa-Mandalay road and renovation of Lido Road built in World War II.
India is implementing the Kaladan multimodal transport project that involves upgrading the Sittwe port in Myanmar and constructing a highway to connect the town of Paletwa in Chin state to the Indian border in Mizoram state.
Besides, effective cooperation for ensuring peace and stability in border region, further cooperation in ICT and other sectors between the two countries and cementing bilateral friendship were also focused in their talks.
In her first ever visit to Myanmar, the Indian parliamentary speaker also met with speakers of the two houses of Myanmar's parliament U Shwe Mann and U Khin Aung Myint and they exchanged views on parliamentary affairs between the two countries respectively.
Meira Kumar also met pro-democracy leader and chairperson of the Lower House's Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility Aung San Suu Kyi and they held discussions on exchange of experience between the two parliaments and cooperation in cultivating and developing a culture of democratic practices.
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