MoTC Union Minister arrives back from Russian Federation

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An agreement signing ceremony between Myanmar and the Russian Federation in progress.

At the invitation of Russian Federation Minister of Transport Mr Vitaly Saveliev, a delegation led by Union Minister for Transport and Communications Admiral Tin Aung San attended the 16th International Forum and Transport Week 2022 exhibition held in Moscow from 15 to 18 November and returned to Yangon yesterday evening.
On 16 November, the Union minister and party attended the Railway Locomotive Assembly and accessories production quality control workshop, Conference on using drones in urban transport, and agreement signing ceremony between civil aviation authorities of Myanmar and the Russian Federation for Yangon-Vladivostok, Yangon-Novosibirsk, and Yangon-Krasnoyarsk bilateral flights.
The Union minister also held talks with Deputy Minister Mr Igor Petrovich Chalik of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
The Union minister and party attended the “International Transport Cooperation in 2022” held on 17 November and visited the exhibits displayed during Transport Week.
The Russian Federation underscored that they have many experienced professionals and private companies in the fields of construction of railway transport, repair, maintenance and logistics and they can provide the necessary assistance for the development of Myanmar’s transport sector. Myanmar and the Russian Federation also exchanged views on bilateral cooperation to develop Myanmar’s railway sector.
An agreement was signed between the civil aviation authorities of the two countries for the flights between Yangon and three cities in the Russian Federation. Myanmar Airways International (MAI) also plans to start flights between the two countries in 2023.
In the Plenary Session on International Transport Cooperation, the Union minister expressed that Myanmar is geographically located at the focal point of the region so many business areas can allow foreign investment opportunities. The railway link between China, India and Thailand under the international railway network is underway, he added.
Asian Highway, ASEAN Highway and India-Myanmar-Thai trilateral road are also under implementation. At the same time, ASEAN BIMSTEC and GMS member countries are coordinating for cross-border transport of goods and passengers, uniformity of procedural specifications between the two countries, and implementation of multi-modal transport promotion is underway, the Union minister stated.
He further discussed that it is necessary to develop the North-South Transport Corridor to connect ASEAN with Russia. A competent logistics chain can enhance economic development and friendly relations among the countries in the region, he stressed.
A total of 1,400 representatives including 160 representatives from 36 countries, Russian officials, experts, technicians, business organizations and observers attended the meeting. — MNA

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