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Southeast Asia's trans-regional corridor takes shape

Highway connecting South China Sea and Indian Ocean to reshape supply chains

A truck is ready to test drive the newly opened second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge which connects Myawaddy with Mae Sot, part of the East-West Economic Corridor. (Photo by Yuichi Nitta)

YANGON -- The opening of a new bridge between Thailand and Myanmar has pushed Southeast Asia one step closer to the realization of an East-West Economic Corridor, connecting the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean. 

The corridor, which passes through Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar, is set to reshape the supply chains of the Mekong region, which also includes Cambodia, giving it access to the vast Indian market.

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