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PR to provide speedy, cheaper modes of freight transportation: Khawaja Saad Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:57:50 -0800
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said National Logistics Cell (NLC) and Pakistan Railways (PR), would work on joint projects which would help providing speedy, reliable and cheaper modes of freight transportation in the country.

PR decides to increase its revenue target: Saad Sat, 08 Nov 2014 07:07:07 -0800
LAHORE: Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways (PR) Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Saturday that the department had decided to increase its revenue target from Rs 28 billion to above Rs 31 billion for the fiscal year 2014-15.

Most Popular Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:58:15 -0800
LAHORE: After around seven months, Pakistan Railways authorities are likely to complete on Wednesday (today) the process for licencing catering services in eight express trains running on Karachi-Lahore-Rawalpindi routes besides a restaurant at the Lahore station.

Violence drops by 50 percent in Balochistan Sun, 02 Nov 2014 22:49:00 -0800
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Despite the latest upsurge in militant attacks in Balochistan, official statistics of the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) reveal that violence in the insur...

Punjab govt cancels Eid holidays of all CDGR employees Sun, 02 Nov 2014 20:46:41 -0800
Minister Ashfaq Sarwar told the meeting that concerns about dengue cases in Rawalpindi had increased in the last two weeks. He said all government departments should speed up their efforts to tackle the issue.

Upcountry passengers leave city aboard first Eid train - Newspaper - DAWN.COM Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:35:32 -0800
KARACHI: Eleven rail-road cars, 814 passengers and a total earning of Rs777,807 is how the story of the first special Eid train that left the Cantonment Railway Station on Friday morning at 11am sharp can be summed up.

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Tripura CM Manik Sarkar to request better infrastructure creation from Narendra Modi government Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:26:35 -0800
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday batted for increased infrastructure in the state for enhancing communication with neighbouring Bangladesh in the wake of Prime Minister's visit here on December 1.


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China Railway Construction wins $12 bln Nigeria deal: Xinhua Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:34:07 -0800
BEIJING (Reuters) - China Railway Construction Corp has signed a deal worth nearly $12 billion with Nigeria to build a railway along the West African nation's coast, Chinese state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday. The announcement comes shortly after Mexico abruptly scrapped a $3.75 billion high-speed rail contract with a consortium led by the Chinese firm over transparency concerns. China is ...

Mexico Cancels $4.3 Billion China Deal on Doubts Over Bid Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:26:56 -0800
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting Beijing next week after China Railway Construction Corp. led a group that won the bid to build the line in central Mexico, marking the first large investment in transportation by a Chinese firm in the nation.

The Rise of China's Railroad Diplomacy Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:42:57 -0800
A $12 bilion contract awarded to China Railway Construction Corporation by Nigeria illustrates the growing influence of China's railroad industry as an instrument of Chinese power

Rail builder on track Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:45:29 -0800
China Railway Group (0390), one of the country's two biggest railway builders, said yesterday its units won 14 construction contracts totaling 24.2 billion yuan (HK$30.64 billion).

Mexico’s First Lady to Sell House Held by China Railway Partner Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:53:06 -0800
President Enrique Pena Nieto’s wife said she will sell her rights to a house held under the name of a contractor that won part of a $4.3 billion Mexican high-speed rail award before her husband canceled the deal.

China Railway Group's units win $3.95 billion contracts Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:27:32 -0800
The wins included construction contracts for the Huaihua-Shaoyang-Hengyang rail line in southern China's Hunan province.

China Railway Threatens Legal Action on Mexico Pullout Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:16:08 -0800
The Chinese company whose $4.3 billion high-speed rail contract was canceled by Mexico threatened legal action amid news reports that one of the bid partners built a home for first lady Angelica Rivera.

China Railway Construction wins $12bn Nigeria deal Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:23:17 -0800
BEIJING: China Railway Construction Corp has signed a deal worth nearly $12 billion with Nigeria to build a railway along the West African nation's coast, Chinese state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday.

Mexico pulls high-speed train contract from China-led group Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:00:40 -0800
Mexico City – Mexico abruptly withdrew a $3.7-billion contract to build a bullet train that was awarded earlier this week to a Chinese-led consortium, the country's transport minister said Thursday night. China Railway CRH380A / Photo by Khalidshou at en.wikipedia - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3. ...

China Railway Corp 9-Month Loss Doubled Amid Expansion Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:08:46 -0800
China’s national railway operator said losses doubled in the first nine months from the same period last year, as Beijing ramps up railway investment to help sustain a three-decade economic boom.


Oman, Kazakhstan discuss boosting bilateral trade Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:42:24 -0800
(MENAFN) Oman said that it is currently in talks with the Republic of Kazakhstan to discuss the potential of increasing trade, tourism and business relationship between the two cou...


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