Pakistan and China have reaffirmed their will to execute the ML-1 Pakistan Railway Up-gradation Project on priority basis.
This was declared during a recent meeting to follow up on the decisions taken during the recent visit of the Prime minister to China. The meeting was held virtually between the CPEC Authority and the National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) of China. Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on CPEC Affairs Khalid Mansoor and Director-General NDRC co-chaired the meeting. The ambassador of Pakistan in China also participated in the meeting. During the meeting it was decided that the ML-1 up gradation project will be completed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on a priority basis.
During the meeting the NDRC director general stated that the relevant Chinese institutions were already taking the necessary actions to implement the understandings reached during the visit. He further emphasized that the Chinese side attaches the utmost importance to the ML-1 project and several internal meetings between the National Railway Administration and other relevant institutions have been held to work out the modalities and prepare for execution of the first phase of the project.