ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s port city, Gwadar would be linked up with central railways to ease the connectivity and reap maximum benefits of trade under the multi-billion Dollars China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Pakistan Railways officials briefed the Senate sub Committee regarding the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects on Friday that a railway track would be laid from Gawadar to Turbat and Mustang.
The officials detailed that Railway was acquiring the land for the said project and working on the feasibility of the projects is ready. They informed the lawmakers that besides the prevalent dangers in Mustang and Pangore, the feasibility study for the project has been completed.
The meeting of the subcommittee on Railways was held under the convener ship of Senator John Kenneth Williams at Parliament House.
The announcement comes days after Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the new Gwadar International Airport which is scheduled to be completed within three years.
Gwadar International Airport will be capable of handling ATR 72, Airbus A-300 and Boeing B-747 aircraft on domestic as well as international routes and is being established under a Chinese grant.
The Gwadar International Airport will be run under an ‘Open Skies’ policy and will also be capable of handling 30,000 tons of cargo as well.