With waterproofing having emerged as an absolute necessity for every construction imaginable, it is not hard to imagine the profound growth rate that the industry has witnessed over the last few decades.
Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai has stated that India has offered to build 71 new bridges in Myanmar on the Tamu to Kalewa highway. He added that a team from the Road Transport and Highways Ministry is visiting that country as part of the project.
The Imphal-Jiribam stretch of National Highway 37 will not be fit for an international car rally when the Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar car rally enters the State on February 26 from Kolkata. Though the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been maintaining that the Ministry concerned, in this case the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has not sanctioned anything to repair a 26 km stretch of the said highway for the car rally, it has come to light that a sum of Rs 45 crore was recently
India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said on June 6 that the proposed trilateral highway covering India, Myanmar and Thailand is expected to be operational by 2015-16. Leading a business delegation, Sharma was in Naypyitaw to attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2013.
Better infrastructure is essential along the 3,000-km road link between India and the three South Asian countries-Bangladesh, Myanmar and China, said Adi Godrej, Godrej Group Chairman and CII president last week. Speaking to the media after flagging off the 12-day Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Forum for Regional Cooperation (BCIM) Car Rally in Kolkata, Godrej said road infrastructure should be improved since the link connecting these four countries was largely difficult terrain.
The World Bank has expressed interest to fund the Mizoram State Road Project Phase II (MSRP-II). The road project is aimed at boosting better link between Mizoram and its two neigbouring countries-Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Media reports say that India and China should consider stepping up bilateral trade through Nathu La, the mountainous pass in the Himalayas and the road connecting India's northeast with Myanmar to reduce transportation cost. Through the mountain road, the entire region can prosper.