An agreement was signed between Pakistan Railways and a US company General Electric in Islamabad today to bring further improvement in the railways system.

Under the agreement, GE will provide 20 locomotives to Pakistan Railways.

Addressing on this occasion, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said that new locomotives will enhance capacity of Pakistan Railways to meet growing need of the country.

He said this is the continuation of earlier agreement of 55 locomotives having 4000 horse power.

The Minister said Pakistan Railways has initiated number of projects for up-gradation of carriage factories and coaches to meet the challenges.

Expressing his views, US Ambassador David Hale said this is a two-way cooperation because Pakistan Railways is upgrading the system while the United States is getting the opportunity for providing jobs in the United States.

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