BUSINESS - Chinese transport plan derailed

Plans for a railway connecting western Burma’s Arakan coast with Yunnan, China, have been cancelled due to strong public opposition, DPA reported on Wednesday. The agency cited an unnamed official stating that no progress has been made since signing an MoU for the project in 2011, and “Most people view the project as having more disadvantages than advantages”. The official added that the Chinese government has made no indication that they will bid for a new contract.