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4. Stilwell Road -

China and India have suggested to the Myanmar government that the 1726-kilometre-long Stilwell Road, which could serve as an important road link between the world’s two most populous nations, be reopened. The road linked Ledo, in India’s Assam State, with Kunming. Trade between China and India has expanded rapidly in recent years and both countries would benefit from the road link. India and China are eager to reopen this road. India wants to open its landlocked northeastern states to trade with China and the ASEAN nations, while China is willing to send its products through the same route (UMFCCI, 2011). Myanmar can benefit from this transit trade by charging fees and gaining spin-off benefits from tourism.

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