Myanmar-Bangladesh rail line construction begins; Reports: Nuclear fallout over Vietnam, but no health risk so far; Pakistan agrees to hand over the militant to Indonesia; Indonesian shipment to Japan plunge by 25 percent; Chinese official visits Myanmar
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Whatsapp
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • Reports noted that Bangladeshi Prime Minister flagged off the work on railway line, on 3 April. The proposed railway line will connect Bangladesh’s Cox Bazaar with Myanmar. The lines are expected to connect Jhilongjha with Chittagong, major port cities on the two sides by 2013.1

    According to the Vietnamese officials and media, the radioactive plume from Japan has probably spread all over Vietnam. The levels of radioactive content is however too low to cause any damage to the people of Vietnam.2

    Meanwhile, an Indonesian citizen, suspect of his involvement in Bali Bombings, has been held in Pakistan. The suspect could be extradited to indonesia upon confirmation of his identity. Indonesian officials are expected to visit Pakistan to investigate the case further.3

    According to the Central Statistics Agency of Indonesia, the country’s exports to Japan fell by 25 percent to $ 809 million in March 2011. In February only, Japan beat the United States, China and the European Union as Indonesia’s biggest customer, with total shipments valued at $1.66 billion.4

    In other developments, Jia Quinlin, China’s top political advisor arrived in Mandalay on 2 April as part of his four day visit to the country. The purpose of his visit, according to the media reports, is to meet newly elected leaders and enhance bilateral cooperation. Myanmar is the first stop of Jia's three-nation tour, which will also take him to Australia and Samoa.5