Pakistan, Turkey seek closer collaboration in Railways sector

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APP92-02 ANKARA: December 02 - Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Sohail Mahmood presenting memento to Hayri Avci, Chairman of the Board of Turkish locomotive factory, Tulomsas. APP

ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (APP): Pakistan and Turkey have reaffirmed the commitment to strengthen cooperation in the field of railways.
In this context, Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Sohail Mahmood, held separate meetings with key Turkish officials in railway sector, said a message received here Wednesday.
The ambassador met Omer Yildiz, Head of the Turkish State Railways (TCDD), Mehmet Hamdi Yildrim, Acting Under secretary of Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication and Hayri Avci, Chairman of the Board of Turkish locomotive factory, Tulomsas. Ambassador Sohail Mahmood briefed the Turkish side about the
wide-ranging investment opportunities in Pakistan Railways which was
seeking up-gradation and rehabilitation of infrastructure,
acquisition of new locomotives and other hardware, and joint
ventures with international partners.
It was agreed to intensify and broaden cooperation between the
two sides through stronger institutional linkages, and greater
involvement of Turkish private sector.