06 Oct 2020 - Source: mizzima news from Myanmar

India and Myanmar have agreed to work towards the operationalisation of Sittwe port in Rakhine state in the first quarter of 2021, APN news reported.

The announcement came from a press release issued by India's Ministry of External Affairs after the conclusion of a two-day long visit of India's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General M M Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla to Myanmar from 4-5 October.

Both sides also agreed to further strengthen their partnership in connectivity projects, capacity building, power and energy.

A man walks out near Sittwe deep sea port project in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA