State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will attend the second forum of One Belt One Road (OBOR) held in Beijing, China in April and will sign mutual agreements to implement China-Myanmar economic corridor implementation project, said Deputy Minister Aung Htoo for Commerce on February 20.

He said, “It is related with the implementation of China-Myanmar economic zone and we made a pact with China in 2017 to include in the OBOR. We will establish a China-Myanmar economic corridor. We will discuss which tasks will be implemented in the China-Myanmar economic corridor in first step.

In this case, it will be included in government and private sectors. The second forum of the OBOR will be held at Beijing in April and the State Counsellor will attend it to sign mutual agreements.”

The delegation led by Minister for Commerce visited Kunming, Yunnan Province on February 19 to discuss about the plans to sign mutual agreements in second forum of the OBOR.

Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi & Vice Chairman Ning Jizhe
Photo: Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Ning Jizhe, Vice Chairman of National Development & Reform Commission of China with respective Delegations.

When the China made public the OBOR to the world, most of the countries including western countries accepted it and Myanmar is decided to include in the OBOR as it is likely to be beneficial for the country, said the deputy minister.

“So the government will implement the project to take advantage of it. Kyaukpyu deep seaport included in the OBOR project will connect China to Africa and Europe via Kyaukpyu,” he said.

Yangon new town plan, which is included in the OBOR project, is developed by China Communications and Construction Company (CCCC) and the discussion about the project will be discussed in Yangon.

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