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Dubai, Pakistan to create DFC for enhancing logistics

The governments of Dubai and Pakistan have signed two Inter-Governmental Framework Agreements to strengthen their relations in the logistics and marine sectors, including the potential establishment of a Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) and Economic Zone near Karachi. The agreements were signed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, by Shahid Ashraf Tarar, Federal Minister of Communication, Railways and Maritime Affairs, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Government of Dubai. DP World will act on behalf of the Dubai Government, while state-run Pakistan Railways and Port Qasim Authority will act on behalf of the Pakistan Government, for the development of the projects. The Dedicated Freight Corridor is planned to run from Karachi Port on the Arabian Sea, passing through Karachi to the Pipri Marshalling Yard, around 45 km away. This will improve efficiency, transport times and reduce the overall cost of logistics. The agreement will see the development of an economic zone at Port Qasim, which aims to attract US$3 billion of FDI. DP World, on behalf of the Government of Dubai, will carry out the development of the economic zone, with the aim of maximizing economic activity in Pakistan.


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