January 03: The road from
The Rakhine State construction engineer, U Thein Gyaw and his team visited the road from Taungbro, a border village on the sources of the Naaf River that separates the two countries of Burma and Bangladesh, to Kring-chhaung under the Nasaka security forces area #4 at Maungdaw Township on 29 and 30 December last.
A total of 131 big and small bridges will be
constructed in this section of the proposed
Further the road will go through the townships
of Mrauk-u, Manbra (Minbya), Mrebon and Ann, from
where the road will cross the Rakhine (Arakan) Romas
The road link with Bangladesh has been dubbed as ‘alternative Asian Highway’ since this road will bring Dhaka – Rangoon – Bangkok and farther reaches of South East Asia closer, while China will also reap the benefit of a road link with the South and South East Asia through Burma’s northern frontier.
The Burmese junta leaders’ visit to
Narinjara News archive [from December 2001] online at