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Sri Lanka President Hints at Emerging Chinese Logistics Network Linking Hambantota With Yangon and Chongqing

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe discussed plans to link the Port of Hambantota with Myanmar and the city of Chongqing at a recent cabinet meeting. Image via the Sri Lanka presidency.

Discussions are reportedly underway among Sri Lanka, China, and Myanmar to link key ports and industrial hubs in those countries into a new logistics network, according to recent comments by Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The president said at a cabinet meeting last week that plans are in development to link the Port of Hambantota with the Port of Yangong, which would ultimately provide overland access to the southwestern Chinese industrial megacity of Chongqing.

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