Road and Belt Initiative

 
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
The Australian Newspaper today has an article on page 9 on above, with an, albeit small, map of same.

There are plenty of plans for
* Rail Lines
* Pipe Lines (oil and gas)
* Ports.

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  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Belt and road not road and belt! Learn your Chinese soft power initiatives names!
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Link please?
  WimbledonW Chief Train Controller

Location: Sydney
One BRI proposal is a China to Myanmar corridor for Rail/Road/Oil/Gas.

Connects:
* Kunming in China.
* Muse in Myanmar on China border.
* Mandalay 2nd city in Myanmar.
* Naypyidaw capital city.
* Kyaukphyu deepwater port

The new rail line would be SG with a large loading gauge.
Existing MY railways are metre gauge with a small loading gauge.


See: https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/china-plans-rail-link-to-burma-oil-and-gas-port

The Economist of 2021-02-06 p15 has a map of the proposal.
  Sunbird Locomotive Fireman

One BRI proposal is a China to Myanmar corridor for Rail/Road/Oil/Gas.

Connects:
* Kunming in China.
* Muse in Myanmar on China border.
* Mandalay 2nd city in Myanmar.
* Naypyidaw capital city.
* Kyaukphy deepwater port

The new rail line would be SG with a large loading gauge.
Existing MY railways are metre gauge with a small loading gauge.


See: https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/china-plans-rail-link-to-burma-oil-and-gas-port

The Economist of 2021-02-06 p15 has a map of the proposal.
WimbledonW
Thanks for the info.
I expect this Belt and Road project to move ahead rapidly now that the military is back in full control.
The regime gets the political and economic support they need to become a "mini China" and in return China gets secure and direct access to the Indian Ocean.
A good deal for both sides.
  WimbledonW Chief Train Controller

Location: Sydney

I expect this Belt and Road project to move ahead rapidly now that the military is back in full control.
Sunbird
The previous military gummint which lasted about 40 years, more or less doubled the size of the metre gauge railway network network. They are pretty rail friendly.

There is as yet no SG line proposed to the former capital and largest city of Rangoon.

The deep water port at Kyaukphyu does not seem as yet to be served by the Metre Gauge network, so this would presumably be added later.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_railway_stations_in_Myanmar .
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyaukphyu .
  arctic Deputy Commissioner

Location: Zurich
Maybe we should have a military coup in Australia, in order to advance our favorite rail projects. That`ll teach them nimbys Smile

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