The Government is working towards signing an agreement with Myanmar and Thailand for seamless flow of road traffic across the region, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said in Kolkata on Wednesday.
"Going forward, we would want to have roads from northeast to Burma (Myanmar) and then Thailand. We are trying to settle in an agreement. The routes will help tourism and trade will flourish," he said.
Gadkari said that the Central Government is investing Rs. 1 lakh crore in the north-east region for road projects.
"We are also very happy to announce that road construction worth Rs. 16,000 crore has already started. I hope the north-east will benefit a lot from this," he said.
The minister also said that the Government has also made an agreement with Bangladesh over using the Brahmaputra river, which will also help in business and economy.