Work on CPEC optical fiber project starts in Khunjrab

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GILGIT, Aug 25 (APP): Work on the Optical Fiber Project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been started in Khunjrab area.
The task of the project to lay 820 km long cable between
Rawalpindi and Khunjrab has been given to Special Communication
Organization (SCO), which will be completed in 18 months.
Total cast of this project is $ 44 million and it will become
another high speed international connection to cater the rapidly growing internet traffic needs of Pakistan.
SCO’s spokesperson told APP that in second phase work on
Rawalpindi to Gwadar optical fiber will be initiated.
Mir Alam a local, said that Pak China Optical Fiber has much
importance on national and international level, yet this project brought job opportunity for local people too.