India, Myanmar and Thailand will soon be connected by a 1,400-kilometre highway. This will be the first time India will reportedly be connected to other South East Asian nations by road.
giving a boost to trade and cultural exchanges between the three countries.
Indian ambassador to Thailand Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi said 73 bridges in Myanmar, built more than seven decades ago during World War II, were being renovated with funding from India to allow vehicles to cross the highway safely.
Once the work on the bridges is complete, the highways will be opened to traffic from India as well as Thailand.
The planned highway starts in India's Moreh to Myanmar's Tamu city.
Negotiations are currently underway to conclude a trination motor vehicle agreement for the use of the 1,400km road that will reach Thailand at Tak, Mae Sot district.
"There has always been a meeting of minds between India and Thailand. Our two countries share similar cultural, spiritual and linguistic links. With this road we will also have physical connectivity," Bishnoi was quoted as saying by the agency.