Islamabad: As per the latest news, Pakistan and China have agreed to begin the process of commencing development work on the railroads’ Main Line (ML)-1 project. The interest was conveyed during a meeting between Azam Khan Swati, the Minister of Railways, and Nong Rong, the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan.
Minister Swati stated during the meeting that work on the enormous railway connectivity project Main Line -1 (ML-1) will begin soon. Rong believes the project will push the two countries’ cooperation under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) program to new heights.
The two state officials reviewed the challenges surrounding the ML-1 project, which entails the development and upgrade of a railway line that runs between Peshawar and Karachi.
Swati feels that the completion of ML-1 will alter the country’s current railway map and will boost the economy. The development of the ML-1, according to Rong, will bring the two countries closer together and improve bilateral ties. Furthermore, both parties agreed that the completion of CPEC will benefit people by expanding job and investment opportunities.
The ML-1 project begins in Karachi and winds its way through four provinces before arriving at Peshawar. There have been some differences between the two countries in terms of the project’s financing and cost estimations. The upcoming 10th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC), which will be conducted virtually on July 16, 2021, is intended to work out a joint arrangement between the two slides.