Construction of 69 bridges on Trilateral Highway in Myanmar has been approved by Union Cabinet [ Current Affairs ]


The construction of 69 Bridges including Approach Roads on the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa (TKK) road section of the Trilateral Highway in Myanmar has been approved by the Union Cabinet. In New Delhi at Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi decision in this regard has taken.

  • At the estimate cost of Rs. 371.58 crore these bridges will be constructed and shall impart all weather usability to the TKK road section.

Key facts

  • The main aim of TKK road section is to improve connectivity between India and Myanmar and facilitate movement of goods and traffic.
  • In Engineering Procuring this project gone be implemented and Construction (EPC) mode through Project Management Consultant (PMC).
  • The Indian Embassy will monitor it in Yangon, PMC and the Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
  • This project is assumed to be completed up to mid-2019 and is also part of the route for the proposed Imphal-Mandalay bus service.


  • At the request of Government of Myanmar during the visit of then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Myanmar in May 2012, Union Government had agreed to undertake construction of 71 bridges on the TKK road section of the Trilateral Highway.
  • Due to two bridges needed urgent attention Myanmar Government had started work on constructing two bridges on its own.
  • And the remaining 69 bridges will be undertaken by Indian Government.

- Published on: January 1, 2016