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NHAI signs agreement for its first international project

To connect India, Myanmar & Thailand

 

To provide seamless vehicular movement for enhancing trade, business, healthcare, education and tourism between India, Myanmar and Thailand, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed an agreement for upgradation of the Yagyi-Kalewa section of a highway (Milepost 40/0 to Milepost 115/5) in Myanmar to two-lane with earthen shoulder. The agreement was signed last week by NHAI with Punj Lloyd Ltd/Varaha Infra Ltd (JV). The project has been funded by the Ministry of External Affairs, government of India and would be executed on EPC mode at a cost of Rs 1,177 crore.

 

The project will have 3 new major bridges and 2 new minor bridges. Four existing major bridges and 9 existing minor bridges will be repaired and strengthened, and 6 existing minor bridges will be reconstructed. The stretch will have 6 truck lay byes, 20 bus bays and passenger shelters, and 1 rest area. The project would be completed in three years, said a release.

 

Source: Exim News Service - New Delhi, April 15

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