Work on CPEC optical fiber starts in Khunjerab

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GILGIT – Work on the Optical Fiber Project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPECP) has been started in Khunjerab area which will pass to Rawalpindi, Gwadar and other regions of Pakistan.

The $44 million Pak-China Optical Fiber Project will be completed in two years. Once completed, the project will be connected with Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) cable in China, enabling both countries to have alternative routes for international communication.

The agreement in this regard was signed between both countries in 2007 and has now become part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. The project was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Pakistan during his last visit May 2016. Special Communication Organisation will be responsible for laying the optical fiber.

According to Special Communication Organisation (SCO), the Pakistan-China Optical Fiber Cable project will bring economic benefits and create job opportunities for youth. Pakistan-China Optical Fiber Cable Project will bring 3-G and 4-G services to Gilgit-Baltistan.

A delegation of China visited Gilgit-Baltistan and Diamer to explore different investment opportunities.

The delegation expressed keen interest to invest in different fields of health, education, technology, and manufacturing industries across the region.