China-Myanmar Pipeline Not Affected by Fighting

The China-Myanmar oil and gas pipelines under construction have not been affected by fighting inside Myanmar, China Daily reported Sunday.

Kachin State, through which the pipelines pass through, has witnessed numerous clashes Myanmar's central government forces and the Kachin ethnic armed group.

The pipelines, due to be completed in 2013, are expected to be the fourth channel for oil and natural gas to enter China, after ocean shipping, the Sino-Kazakh pipelines and the Sino-Russian crude oil pipeline.

Construction of pipelines in the area is progressing smoothly.

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