According to Gwadar Pro, Norinco (China North Industries Group Corporation) is all set to work on a project focused on enhancing passenger facilitation for the national railways, PR said in a statement.
The partnership agreement was signed by Azam Ghafoor, the Director of Information Technology, Pakistan Railways, and Zhidan Wu from China’s Norinco/Easyway.
This is potentially a massively productive step for Pakistan Railways.
The Chinese company will execute the project on build, operate, and transfer (BOT) mode in 10 years.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of Ministry of Railways Habibur Rehman Gilani stressed that the Chinese company will implement the project with no expenditure on the part of the Railways.
This is the largest Information Technology-based project under the public-private partnership mode in Pakistan.
The agreement on the project is part of Railway Automated Booking and Travel Assistance (RABTA) initiative introduced by Ministry of Railways to improve the efficiency of Railways with the help of information technology.