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Economic Corridor: Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar, Calcutta Kunming

  1. Introduction to the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  2. Main characteristics of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  3. The Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor as part of the New Silk Road
  4. Tensions between India and China in relation to the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor

Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor

Asia Masters, Doctorate (Global Business, Foreign Trade)

The objective of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor is to connect Calcutta (India) with Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province (China).

  1. Status: under study
  2. It will surely be part of the New Silk Road

Possibly paralyzed due to tensions between China and India.

  1. China favors the Silk Road
    1. Almaty-Bishkek Corridor
    2. Bangladesh-Myanmar Corridor
    3. China-Russia Corridor
    4. China-Pakistan Corridor
    5. China-Central-West Asia Corridor
    6. Nanning-Singapore Corridor
      1. Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone
    7. Europe-Caucasus-Asia Corridor
    8. East-West Corridor (Myanmar-Vietnam)
    9. India-Afghanistan Corridor
    10. North-South Corridor (India-Russia)
    11. Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
    12. Afghanistan-Turkey Corridor
    13. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, North Korea)
    14. Kyrgyzstan-Iran Corridor
    15. Islamabad-Istanbul Corridor
  2. India also bets on the Asia-Africa Corridor

Trans-European Corridors.

  1. Atlantic Corridor
  2. Baltic-Adriatic Corridor
  3. North Sea-Baltic Corridor
  4. North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor
  5. Pan-European Corridor II
  6. Pan-European Corridor IX

This corridor will promote cross-border transportation, energy networks and telecommunications.

The route passes through several nodal points, such as: Mandalay and Lashio (Myanmar). It heads towards Kolkata after passing through Manipur and Silchar, before crossing Bangladesh through Sylhet and Dhaka, with branches extending to the ports of Cox Bazar and Chittagong.

Section of the Corridor: China - Myanmar border

Route G56: Kunming Autonomous Prefecture, Chuxiong Yi, Dali, Baoshan, Longlign County, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, Muse (Myanmar border).

Section of the Corridor in Myanmar

Highway 3 (Myanmar): Muse (China-Myanmar Border), Lashio, Hsipaw, Pyin U Lwin, Mandalay.

  1. Estimated time: 9 hours 3 minutes
  2. Distance: 453 km

Section of the Corridor: Mandalay (Myanmar) - Imfal (Manipur, India)

Monywa-Kalaywa Highway (AH1): Myanmar (Burma), Monywa, Kalaywa, Khampa, Moreh, India-Myanmar Border, Imphal, India.

  1. Estimated time: 15 hours 11 minutes
  2. Distance: 586 km

First Section of the Corridor in India

NH102 Road: Moreh (India-Myanmar border), Sun Rise Lodge, Infal (Manipur, India).

  1. Estimated time: 3 hours 22 minutes
  2. Distance: 108 km

Imfal - Karimganj (Assam, India-Bangladesh Border) Route

NH37 Road: Imfal, Nungba, Tolen, Jiribam, Lakhipur, Silchar, Srikoma, Panchgram, Karimganj (Assam, India-Bangladesh border).

  1. Estimated time: 9 hours 48 minutes
  2. Distance: 307 km

Section of the Corridor in Bangladesh

N2 highway: Sylhet, Bishwanath, Niz Koronshi, Nabiganj, Bhairab, Narsingdi, Dhaka.

  1. Estimated time: 5 hours 59 minutes
  2. Distance: 240 km

Dhaka - Jesore Route

N7 Road: Hemayetpur, Aricha, Paturia, Daulatdia (Ferry), Faridpur, Jashore, Bangladesh-India border

  1. Estimated time: 6 hours 33 minutes
  2. Distance: 211 km
  3. This route includes a ferry

Section Jashore (Bangladesh) - Calcutta (West Bengal, India)

Jashore Road (Bangladesh), Bangaon, Gaighat, Habra, Bamangachi, Calcutta (West Bengal, India).

  1. Estimated time: 4 hours 32 minutes
  2. Distance: 123 km

Asian regional economic communities related to the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor

  1. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  2. Bay of Bengal Initiative: Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal
  3. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement: Bangladesh, China, India, South Korea, Laos, Mongolia and Sri Lanka
  4. Indian-Ocean Rim Association
    1. Africa: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, and Tanzania
    2. Asia: Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Thailand
    3. Middle East: Oman, the Emirates, and Yemen
  5. Asian Clearing Union: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  6. South Asia Economic Cooperation (SASEC): Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka
  7. Greater Mekong Subregion: Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam
  8. China is also a member of:
    1. APEC
    2. Shanghai Cooperation Organization
    3. Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  9. Myanmar is also a member of
    1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    2. Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)

Related Trade Agreements

  1. Bangladesh has Trade Agreements with Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    1. GSP
    2. Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  2. China
    1. Trade Agreements with the ASEAN, Singapore, Pakistan, New Zealand, Peru, Costa Rica, the EU, the Andean Community
  3. India
    1. Trade Agreements with Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, ASEAN, South Korea, the EU, New Zealand, Africa-India, Mauritius, Canada, Australia, GCC, SACU, EFTA, MERCOSUR, Andean Community..
  4. Myanmar
    1. Trade Agreements as ASEAN member: China, India, Canada, Australia-New Zealand, the EU, South Korea, Russia, the U.S., Pakistan, Japan...

Main Asian institutions related to the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor

  1. Asian Development Bank
  2. ESCAP
  3. Boao Forum for Asia
  4. Colombo Plan
  5. Asia Cooperation Dialogue

Main Islamic institutions related to the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor

  1. OIC
  2. Islamic Development Bank

The main Religions of the region of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor are:

  1. Islam
  2. Buddhism
  3. Zoroastrianism
  4. Hinduism
  5. Jainism
  6. Confucianism
  7. Taoism

The Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor belongs to the:

  1. Hindu Economic Area
  2. Economic Area of the Sinic Civilization
  3. Buddhist Economic Area
  4. Islamic Economic Area

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