Highway from Mizoram to Myanmar Border sanctioned
The High Powered Committee (HPC) of Government of India set up for the projects of North East has sanctioned a new highway from Mizoram to Myanmar border. The Committee headed by Shri Brahm Dutt, Secretary, Road Transport & Highways in its meeting cleared the proposal for construction of a new highway of 100 km length from Lawngtalai in Mizoram to Myanmar border. The estimated cost of the highway is Rs650 crore.
The highway would provide linkage to the proposed port facilities at Sittwe in Myanmar. The port facilities in the Bay of Bengal at Sittwe will provide water route to the whole of North East through the State of Mizoram. The port facilities alongwith the highway, which has been cleared by HPC, will greatly enhance the competitiveness of the North East Region by reducing transportation cost.