Current Affairs 2nd September 2021

1. News : China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean

Source: The Hindu

  • This project provides China a new road-rail transportation channel to the Indian Ocean.
  • The transport corridor involves a sea-road-rail link.
  • This passage connects the logistics lines of Singapore, Myanmar and China, and is currently the most convenient land and sea channel linking the Indian Ocean with southwest China
  • Chinese planners have looked at the Gwadar port in Pakistan as another key outlet to the Indian Ocean that will bypass the Malacca Straits
  • China also has plans to develop another port in Kyaukphyu in the Rakhine state, including a proposed railway line from Yunnan directly to the port

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