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China, Pak plan to upgrade vital railway link

ANI  |  Beijing [China] 

and have agreed to jointly modernize 1,600-kilometer vital railway link connecting southern and northern as part of a move to push forward construction of the China-Economic Corridor (CPEC).

"and have signed memorandums of understanding to increase the speed of the railway connecting Karachi and Peshawar, as well as upgrade its signal system and railway stations," the Daily quoted Zafaruddin Mahmood, Pakistan's special envoy on the China-Economic Corridor, as saying.

It also include the construction of the Havelian land port on the Karakoram Highway that connects and Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

The envoy said that goods shipped from can be loaded from trucks to trains from the Havelian land port.

He further said that two sides are working to improve Islamabad's capabilities in land surveying by planning to launch a satellite.

will also help build an international airport in Gwadar and a highway connecting the deep-sea port to the airport.

He said will help increase its electricity supply by 80 percent in the next five years.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 12:28 IST