The China-Myanmar railway that will connect Kunming to the Bay of Bengal
Work begins on Johor Bahru-Singapore RTS Link station, a new heritage riverside hotel in Bangkok, and more infrastructure and transport news in Southeast Asia.
The proposed Muse-Mandalay and Mandalay-Kyaukphyu railways are being reported as separate projects, but they should be looked at as the Kunming to Kyaukphyu railway. Ultimately, China wants to turn Kyaukphyu in Rakhine State into a mini Singapore. A railway to a port in the Bay of Bengal would allow shipments to bypass shipping via the Malacca Strait.
Like many of the posts at Living In Asia, this week’s article is a roundup of known facts and other news reports. It doesn’t mean it’s going to happen anytime soon, but I have prepared this fact sheet for future reference.
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