Railways to tap opportunities for economic progress: Minister

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Monday said Pakistan Railways has great potential to develop connectivity in the region to have unprecedented development opportunities and new avenues of economic progress.

He was talking to an eight-member delegation of Turk State Railway Companies, Talamsas and Raymisas who visited the Ministry of Railways, said a press release issued here.

During the meeting with the delegation, Secretary Ministry of Railways Sikandar Sultan Raja and other senior official briefed the delegation about the working of the different sections of the ministry.

Sheikh Rashid briefed the delegation about the ongoing projects of the Pakistan Railways and said that Turkish companies would be welcomed by the ministry for any investment in railway projects.

The minister said being brotherly Islamic country, both the countries are enjoying deep rooted cordial relations and Pakistan Railways will take benefit from these ties.

Sheikh Rashid said that Pakistan Railways would take benefit from Turkish experience and expertise in Railway Carriage Factory and Risalpur Locomotives Factory.

“Pakistan Railways is expanding its networking and making progress with the international joint ventures and Turkish partnership will be welcomed,” the minister said.

The Turkish companies have shown keen interest in investing and executing joint ventures with Pakistan Railways and invited Sheikh

Rashid to visit Turkey for having a look to Turkish Railway system.

The companies during their five days stay at Pakistan will visit different organizations of Pakistan Railways and hold meeting with the concerned heads to explore the investment opportunities.