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Myanmar President U Thein Sein (R) greets India Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) next to Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (L) during the 12th ASEAN India Summit at Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, November 12, 2014. Photo: Rungroj Yangrit/EPA
Myanmar President U Thein Sein (R) greets India Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) next to Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (L) during the 12th ASEAN India Summit at Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, November 12, 2014. Photo: Rungroj Yangrit/EPA

India is interested in investing in infrastructure development projects in Thailand, and will use Myanmar as a bridge to reach the rest of ASEAN according to the Bangkok Post on January 30.

 

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Graphic: Global New Light of Myanmar

The Ministry of Rail Transportation has announced that three developers are now in the running for the contract for the comprehensive development of Yangon Central Railway Station, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar on January 28.

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Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun delivers an address at the commissioning of the Madae crude oil unloading terminal in Rakhine State as the oil pipeline to China begins operations, January 28, 2015 . Photo: President Office
Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun delivers an address at the commissioning of the Madae crude oil unloading terminal in Rakhine State as the oil pipeline to China begins operations, January 28, 2015 . Photo: President Office

A pipeline transporting oil from Myanmar’s coast through to Yunnan, China has been inaugurated in a trial operation, according to Xinhua on January 28.

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Japan is a world leader in railway infrastructure and train design. A Japan Rail Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train from Hakata, southwestern Japan, arrives at Tokyo station in Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 2014, on the 50th anniversary of the high-speed train service. Photo: Kimmasa Mayama/EPA
Japan is a world leader in railway infrastructure and train design. A Japan Rail Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train from Hakata, southwestern Japan, arrives at Tokyo station in Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 2014, on the 50th anniversary of the high-speed train service. Photo: Kimmasa Mayama/EPA

Japan is set to help build an east-west railway across Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar that looks set to include a stretch of track they failed to complete during World War II, according to the Bangkok Post on January 28.

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The World Bank says careful planning and care is needed to help the poor as more people flood into growing cities. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

Almost 200 million people moved to urban areas in East Asia from 2000-2010 – a figure that would be the world’s sixth-largest population for any single country, according to new data released January 26 by the World Bank.