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Title: Myanmar - Time Travel by Rail (video)
Date of publication: 13 April 2017
Description/subject: "For over a century, a railway line has crossed Myanmar's Shan province. The Mandalay - Lashio Express connects the hot lowlands with the green mountains of Shan State in north-east of the country..."
Language: English commentary, Burmese
Source/publisher: Goran BMW Overlander
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5 (42minutes 30 seconds)
Date of entry/update: 26 December 2017

Title: Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) in Myanmar (map)
Date of publication: 13 February 2002
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN ESCAP
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/tarsc-fulltext_1980.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2010

Title: Development of the Trans-Asian Railway: Trans-Asian Railway in the Southern Corridor of Asia-Europe Routes
Date of publication: 1999
Description/subject: Substantial report. Contains a lot of information about the rail situation and projects in Burma/Myanmar. Go section by section or download the 5MB pdf file. "The principal objective of this study is to identify, and to evaluate the development and operation of a network of routes allowing through railway transport of containers between South Asia and Europe, southern China and Europe and Thailand and Europe. These routes would run via Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Turkey..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN ESCAP
Format/size: PDF (5MB) 172 pages
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2010

Title: Trans-Asian Railway in the Southern Corridor of Asia-Europe Routes
Date of publication: 1999
Description/subject: A 1995 feasibility study, limited to Bangladesh, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, had identified a basic network of routes, recommended certain technical and operational standards for this network and provided a limited appraisal of the status of the existing routes in relation with these standards. In the light of the development of trade and economic exchanges between the countries belonging to subregional groupings in South and South-east Asia (Economic Cooperation Organisation, Bangladesh-India-Myanmar-Sri Lanka-Thailand Economic Cooperation), it was decided that the time had come to expand the scope of the study to include China, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Turkey and to (i) re-evaluate, and if necessary re-define, the network previously identified, (ii) assess the improvements required in institutional and commercial procedures to attract international traffic to the corridor, (iii) define an Action Plan for the development of the corridor to facilitate inter- and intra-regional trade and economic growth. The findings and recommendations of the study were considered by the representatives of all the countries concerned during a Policy-level Expert Group Meeting held in Dhaka (Bangladesh) in May 1999 during which the countries agreed on the establishment of Working Groups to study the gradual operationalisation of the corridors. Following the Meeting, the study was published as Trans-Asian Railway in the Southern Corridor of Asia-Europe Routes (ST/ESCAP/1980, New York, 1999).
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN ESCAP
Format/size: pdf, html
Alternate URLs: http://www.unescap.org/resources/development-trans-asian-railway-trans-asian-railway-southern-corri...
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2010