Railway Modernisation: ADB expresses interest in cooperation

Locomotives projects in Risalpur to be upgraded

APP February 20, 2018
Locomotives projects in Risalpur to be upgraded PHOTO: STOCK IMAGE

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shown interest in mutual cooperation with Pakistan Railways to modernise its infrastructure. This was discussed during a meeting between ADB Central and West Asia Department Director General Werner E Liepach and Ministry of Railways Chairperson Parveen Agha. The ADB representative shared that despite recent developments, the railway sector needed to improve its infrastructure to provide affordable transport services and recover the market share lost to roads. The projects of Risalpur Locomotive factory upgrade; procurement of new locomotives and freight company were also discussed in the meeting. The development bank also showed interest in co-financing. This funding will be done through public-private partnership, Liepach added.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2018.

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