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EghtesadOnline: Leading Urdu news daily reported that Iran has suggested joining Pakistani port of Gwadar with Iranian harbor Chabahar through railway line.

Daily Nawa-e-Waqt said on Monday Pakistan Railways has also completed survey of three routes to link Gwadar with other parts of the country through railway line, IRNA reported. 

Report said that linking Gwadar through railway line is major part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). 

It said that Iran which has already expressed desire to join CPEC has also suggested linking Gwadar with Chabahar through railway line.

Experts say that importance of railway link in the CPEC cannot be ignored. 

Under the CPEC many infrastructure projects are being constructed throughout Pakistan. 

Originally valued at $46 billion, the value of CPEC projects is now worth $ 62 billion. 

The project will link Pakistani Gwadar port to China Xinjiang Province.


Chabahar port Gwadar port