China plans for Bullet train project, Kolkata via Bangladesh, Myanmar

China plans for Bullet train project, Kolkata via Bangladesh, Myanmar

Today, in Kolkata, Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu said that China plans a bullet train service between Kolkata and Kunming, via Bangladesh and Myanmar.

With joint efforts of China and India, a highest-speed rail link is expected to establish between the two cities, at a conference said Mr. Zhanwu.

He asserted that “It will only take a few hours to reach Kolkata from Kunming if the rail link becomes a reality.”

Chinese representative further said that Bangladesh and Myanmar would seek benefit from the bullet train project.

Mr. Zhanwu continued that “We may have a cluster of industries along the route. That increases the possibility of economic development of countries involved in the 2,800 km-long projects.”

China plans for Bullet train project, Kolkata via Bangladesh, Myanmar | tnbclive.com

The project also mentioned at the GMS (Greater Mekong Sub-region) meets in 2015 in Kunming, he added.

The new rail route objected to enhance trade flow in Bangladesh-India-China-Myanmar (BICM) corridor. He said that China has been striving for the restoration of the Silk route to increase connectivity from Kolkata to Kunming.

by Banani Sarkar on September 12, 2018

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