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CPEC to open new avenues of prosperity in region: Swati

Staff Reporter

Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati Wednes-day said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would open new avenues of progress and prosperity in the region.

During meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Paki-stan Nong Rong, he said the economic corridor project would also create vast employment and in-vestment opportunities in the country.

Both the dignitaries discussed issues related to the CPEC and Main Line-1 (ML-1) project from Kara-chi to Peshawar.

The minister appreciated the services rendered by the Chinese Ambassador and said the bilateral rela-tions between both countries are a sign of lasting friendship and brotherhood.
They agreed to start the ML-1 project as soon as possible.

The ambassador said that ML-1 project would take the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to new heights and would showcase the depth of the deep-rooted bond between the two countries.

Azam Swati said the ML-1 project is of utmost im-portance to Pakistan Railways and the national economy and with the Chinese partnership, this project would change the rail map in Pakistan.

“We are grateful to the Chinese government, espe-cially to President of China for all possible assis-tance to Pakistan for this project,” the minister added.

He said the ML-1 project would be implemented in all four provinces from Peshawar to Karachi.