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India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway

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India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway

  • Context (TH): 70% of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway (IMT Highway) is complete.
  • The IMT Highway is a 1,360 km long route under construction, connecting Moreh, India, with Mae Sot, Thailand, via Myanmar.

India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway

Moreh, Manipur

  • Moreh is an international border town located on the India-Myanmar border in Manipur.
  • It is connected to Tamu in Myanmar.
  • Moreh is an international trade point with integrated customs and immigration checkpoint.
  • It plays an important role in India’s Look East Policy and trade and commerce with SE Asia.
  • The IMT highway is part of India’s Look East policy and aims to boost trade and commerce in the ASEAN–India Free Trade Area and Southeast Asia.
  • India has proposed extending the highway to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, forming the ~3,200 km East-West Economic Corridor.
  • The E-W Economic Corridor between Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam became operational in 2015.

Economic Corridors in South-East Asia

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