China and Myanmar Sign Oil Pipeline Deal

IAS Prelims 2023

China and Myanmar agreed a deal on a crude oil pipeline between the neighbouring countries.

The countries signed an agreement on a partially-completed crude oil pipeline between western Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu port and southern China’s Kunming city.

The two nations also discussed the development of the controversial Myitsone dam, a $3.6 billion China-backed project on hold since protests in 2011.

The two countries signed nine cooperative agreements on areas spanning public health, sports and transportation.