The expressway section of the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan, another project in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Photo: XinhuaThe expressway section of the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan, another project in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Photo: Xinhua
The expressway section of the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan, another project in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Photo: Xinhua

Pakistan approves US$6.8bn railway upgrade, its most expensive project under China’s belt and road plan

  • Pakistan’s existing 2,655km railway tracks will be upgraded to allow trains to move up to 165km/h – twice as fast as their current speed
  • Beijing has pledged more than US$60 billion for infrastructure projects in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
The expressway section of the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan, another project in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Photo: XinhuaThe expressway section of the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan, another project in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Photo: Xinhua
The expressway section of the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan, another project in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Photo: Xinhua
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