Mainline-1 (ML-1) project under CPEC to revolutionize Pakistan Railways: Ambassador Yao Jing

Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid held a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing to discuss matters related to the Mainline-1 (ML-1) railway project recently approved by the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC). Ambassador Yao stressed that (ML-1) project would promote bilateral strategic cooperative partnership and transform the travelling facilities for the people. Federal Minister Sheikh Rashid said around 150,000 jobs will be created under ML-1 project.

Islamabad: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Friday, in a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, discussed matters related to the Main Line One (ML-1) project.

The ambassador said ML-1 project would further strengthen the cooperation between Pakistan and China.

The minister said the project was the step towards building a modern railway system and would put Pakistan on the path to prosperity.

The project of 1,872 miles length was the biggest development project of Pakistan to be built at a cost of 6.8 billion dollars, he added.

Sheikh Rashid said about 150,000 people directly or indirectly would get jobs due to the project.

The Chinese envoy said the project would bring a revolution in traveling facilities for the people. Railways Chairman Habibur Rehman Gilani was also present in the meeting.