IMPHAL, January 11: Delegates from the Centre and Myanmar government who will be jointly surveying the route for the proposed Imphal-Mandalay international bus service have both arrived today at Imphal, according to a reliable source.
A highly official source has informed that a 10 member team of the Myanmar government arrived at Imphal passing along the Asian Highway 1 (Moreh-Imphal), whereas the Indian delegate arrived by flight today.
The joint team will leave Imphal for Kaliwa in Myanmar around 7:30 am of January 12, and according to their tentative schedule they will travel upto Mandalay via Yargyi the next day, the source said.
On January 14, they will leave Mandalay for Kalimyo via Pale Gangaw from where the Indian team will return to Imphal on January 15.
The State government had received prior information from the Ministry of External Affairs BM Division of Myanmar regarding the arrival of the country`™s delegation for the proposed joint survey mission, the source said.
It is also learnt that the Myanmar team is led by U San Aung, DG Rail Transport and includes U Than Toe Aung, U Kyaw Kyaw, U Aung Soe, U Kyaw Thu Zaw Superintending Engineers of Sagaing Region, Public Works Ministry of Construction, Myanmar.
The Indian team is led by an official of the Ministry of External Affairs Government of India and accompanied by two superintending engineers from the Ministry of Road and Transport. However, there names were not available.