July 8, 2013

The Statesman

NEW DELHI CONCEPTUALISED THE KALADIN PROJECT PRIMARILY TO BOOST TRADE WITH MYANMAR, SAYS NAVA THAKURIA

THE people of the North-east will soon have an access to Myanmar’s sea port of Sittwe, Arakan province. Construction of jetties and port facilities that started in December 2010 are nearing completion. If all goes well, the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, as it is known, is expected to be fully operational by 2015. It will connect Mizoram through riverine transport and roadways.

Statement from the Indian Embassy in Bangkok

The Kaladan project is a bilateral project between the Governments of Myanmar and India merely to develop a transport facility / corridor through a region that has very poor or negligible transport infrastructure. Such transport connectivity is recognized as the fundamental requirement for any region or community to prosper in any sphere be it social, educational, industrial, trade or any other areas. The need for the project and the fact that the project will bring about only positive changes to the region are the basic facts accepted while commencing the project. The people of the project area and the local government are certainly competent and knowledgeable to discuss any aspect of the project and cooperate for speedy implementation of the project for the benefit of people who urgently need proper transport connectivity.

Jun 17, 2013

Daniel Schearf

Menafn and Voice of America News

BANGKOK, THAILAND - An India-funded transportation network being built to cross Burma has been criticized for a lack of transparency and concerns about damage to the environment. The Kaladan project (http://www.mdoner.gov.in/content/introduction-1) promises to connect India with Burma's remote and impoverished west and improve trade links. But, activists and biologists warn, officials on both sides are ignoring risks to wildlife, the environment and people.

14 June 2013 

Eleven: No 1 News Media in Myanmar

A multi-million dollar Indian transport project in Western Myanmar was criticised in a recent report by local civil society groups for lacking transparency and not benefiting local communities.

The Kaladan Multi-Modal Transport Project is financed by the Indian government and aims to connect Mizoram State in Northeast India with a deep-sea port at Sittway, Western Myanmar. The project is seen as a strategic step for building bilateral trade between the two countries.

June 13, 2013

Kaladan Movement 

Burma Partnership

A new report by the Kaladan Movement raises community concerns about the lack of government transparency surrounding the implementation of the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project. The $214 million Kaladan Project – estimated to be fully operational in 2015 – will see the construction of a combined inland waterway and highway transportation system connecting Mizoram State in Northeast India with a Bay of Bengal deepsea port at Site-tway, Arakan State in western Burma.

Jun 12, 2013

Naresh Mitra 

Times of India

GUWAHATI: Pressure groups in the northeast and Myanmar have asked India and its neighbour to make the Kaladan multi-modal transit transport (KMMTT) project "people-centric" by ensuring that local communities stand to benefit in both the countries.

June 12, 2013

Kaladan Movement

Burma Centre Delhi

A new report by the Kaladan Movement raises community concerns about the lack of government transparency surrounding the implementation of the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project.

The $214 million Kaladan Project – estimated to be fully operational in 2015 – will see the construction of a combined inland waterway and highway transportation system connecting Mizoram State in Northeast India with a Bay of Bengal deepsea port at Site-tway, Arakan State in western Burma.

June 11, 2013 

Global Chin News

BANGKOK, Thailand – India ‘Look East Policy’ in a chuakmi Burma sin a bawmhnak in, Chin State, Arakhine State le Mizoram State pehtlaihnak tlanglam le tilam sernak Kaladan Project hi a pianghlimmi le pawngkam khuasami hrangah a ṭhahnemmi si a hau tiah covo humhimtu nih nihin Press Confrence ah report an chim.

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