Friday , May 29 2020

Pakistan, China sign Second Phase of FTA & ML-1 Railway-line agreement

FTA & ML-1 Railway-line

Pakistan and China have agreed to upgrade ML-1 railway track from Peshawar to Karachi.

An agreement to this effect was signed between China and Pakistan in Beijing today [April].

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing signed the Declaration for Preliminary Design of ML-1, phase one.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang witnessed the signing ceremony.

Under the agreement, Pakistan’s Railways and China’s National Railway Administration will start construction work on this project.

Karachi ML-1 project will be completed in next five years under which an 1,872 kilometer long track from Peshawar to Karachi will be upgraded, along with fencing of rail trail and construction of bridges and crossings.

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