Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has stressed the importance of the early start of construction work on the Railways’ Mainline-1 (ML-1) and Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) projects.
The prime minister highlighted the importance of these projects for Pakistan, according to a state-run news agency, during a meeting with Chairman China International Corporation Luo Zhaohui on the sidelines of the Geneva meeting.
Additionally, he provided information on the government’s 10,000-megawatt solarization projects and said the government was making every effort to reduce its reliance on foreign fuel.
The prime minister thanked the people and government of China for helping the flood-affected people of Pakistan.
He Said China has recently provided aid to Pakistan in the areas of agriculture, infrastructure, and energy, and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project has raised their partnership to new heights.
Further, PM Shehbaz Sharif stated that the Pakistani people will never forget how the Chinese government and businesses supported flood victims during the recent floods.
The Chairman of China International Corporation assured of all kinds of help China for the flood victims.
Modern KCR to have 43KM Long Track, 30 Stations
The prime minister while appreciating the gesture of support, sent his invitation to China’s President Xi Jinping to visit Pakistan. “The government and people of Pakistan are waiting for the President of China,” the PM said.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) last year in November approved Rs292.4 billion in funds for the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project with a foreign share of Rs263 billion.
According to the state news agency, the project calls for the construction of a 44-kilometer-long, dedicated track for a modern urban railway in Karachi. This would run from Drigh Road through Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Federal B area, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, Nazimabad, SITE, and Liyari.