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Pakistan and China signed a series of agreements in Beijing today for cooperation in different sectors.  The first MoU related to cooperation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st century Maritime Silk Road initiative.
An MoU was also signed on upgradation of main railway line track ML-I and establishment of Havelian Dry Port.

First largest Sahiwal coal-fired power plant operationalize: Asif

Minister for Water and Power, Khawja Muhammad Asif says that first largest coal-fired power plant of the country Sahiwal plant has been operationalized. In a tweet message, he said that first unit of 1,320MW power plant has started tentative production prior to its stipulated completion time and it has also been connected with national grid.       

Track from Karachi up to Landi Kotal, Torkham to be upgraded: Saad

Minister for Railways Saad Rafique has said the flagship One Belt, One Road Forum would help Pakistan improve its connectivity sector, particularly railways. Railways Minister in an interview said One Belt One road vision of Chinese President Xi Jinping is a mega project aimed at developing a strong connectivity in the region.
Vision was joined by Pakistan under the umbrella of CPEC.

Over twelve billion rupees is being executed to provide one hundred cusecs of water to coal power generation unit in Thar area

In Sindh, a project costing over twelve billion rupees is being executed to provide one hundred cusecs of water to coal power generation unit in Thar area.
Under the project water will be carried from Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) to Nabisar for onward supply to power generation unit at Thar Coal block-II. The project is expected to be completed next month and with the provision of water, the power plant installed in collaboration with Sindh Government and Chinese entrepreneurs will start generating twelve hundred megawatt of electricity by the end of this year.

PDWP approves two schemes with an estimated cost of Rs.2.07bn 

Punjab's Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) has approved two schemes with an estimated cost of two point zero seven billion rupees. A spokesman of Planning and Development Department said the approved schemes include Re-habilitation OF Daska to Pasroor road costing one point zero eight billion rupees and Rehabilitation, Widening and Improvement of Pasroor-Narowal Road, costing nine hundred and ninety seven point one  million rupees.


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