ML-I to provide 150, 000 job opportunities, says railways minister
RAWALPINDI: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Friday said ML-I railway project would further strengthen relationship between Pakistan and China.
“The project will be the first step toward modern railway system in Pakistan that will also bring economic development to the country,” he said while talking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing in Islamabad.
The minister said a new railway track of 1872 kilometer would be constructed between Karachi and Peshawar at an estimated cost of 6.8 billion dollars.
Felicitating over approval of Pakistan’s historic railway project ML-1 under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor framework, he said the project would provide direct or indirect job opportunities to one hundred and fifty thousand people.