Vol 9 , Issue 1 , January - June 2022 | Pages: 22-45 | Research Paper
Published Online: June 30, 2022
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Transport infrastructure connectivity plays an important role in promoting trade between two countries, and creating an impetus for economic development and international cooperation. A synchronous, modern, flexible and appropriate transport infrastructure connectivity system promotes trade, boosts productivity and efficiency of cooperation, and promotes linkages between countries. The Mekong - India Economic Corridor (MIEC) is considered a bridge between India and the Mekong sub-region, including the CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam). Despite the position of an end point in the connectivity system, Vietnam is an important factor in India's Look East strategy. Enhancing transport infrastructure connectivity through the MIEC will help promote Vietnam - India comprehensive strategic partnership effectively. The paper, based on objective assessment, presents an in-depth perspective on the transport infrastructure connectivity between Vietnam and India through the MIEC and figures out the bottlenecks in connectivity, cooperation and development between the two countries.
Transport infrastructure; Connectivity; MIEC; Vietnam; India