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Railway officials to brief PM Imran Khan on ML-1 project today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a session to review progress on ML-1 projects and other matters related to improving railway sector, ARY News reported on Monday.

PM Imran Khan will chair a high-level session which would be attended by Railways Minister Azam Swati, advisers, federal ministers, chairman and officers of Pakistan Railways (PR).

The railway officials will give a briefing to the premier regarding the progress made on the ML-1 project.

The premier will also issue directives regarding the strategically important Mainline (ML-1) project during the session.

Earlier in August, PM Khan had said the ML-1 project is the most important project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it will modernise and strengthen railways infrastructure beside creating employment opportunities for thousands of skilful persons.

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He said the project will also foster industrial growth, facilitate businesses and bring in social and economic development. The premier had later directed to include Peshawar-Torkham section in ML-1 project while chairing a federal cabinet meeting.

On Aug 5, the executive committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) had approved the project of Pakistan Railways for upgradation existing Mainline-1 (ML-1) and establishment of a dry port near Havelian.

The project was approved at the rationalised cost of US$ 6,806.783 million, on a cost-sharing basis between the governments of China and Pakistan, according to the press statement issued by the Finance Ministry.



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