Indian Foreign Secretary Shri Vijay Gokhale meets with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Supplied
The signing was witnessed by Indian Foreign Secretary Shri Vijay Gokhale, who paid an official visit to Myanmar on Monday, the statement said, adding that the deal was a significant step in the implementation of India’s Act East Policy.
‘’It would also add to local infrastructure capacity and help create more jobs for local people,” it added.
India and Myanmar signed a framework agreement for the ambitious transport project in 2008.
It involves using sea, river and road transport to link Kolkata and other eastern India ports with Mizoram via Rakhine and Chin.