Challenged by nature, people and bureaucracy, the KMTT project is running at least two years behind schedule. However, its benefits are worth wait. Discuss.

Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project aims at shipping, Inland Water and road transport stretches from Myanmar. Approved in 2008, but was started in 2010 is running late because of Cost overruns and delays, hindrance from bureaucracy civil society groups in Myanmar because the country plans to develop hydro-electric projects on the tributaries of Kaladan River. But, once completed the KMTT will shorten the current time taken to transport goods from Kolkata to Mizoram by three-four days, and the distance by around 950 km and will act as “Future gateway to South East Asia”.


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