Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today performed the groundbreaking of Pakistan-China Optical Fibre Cable project, which is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The cost of this Optical Fibre Cable project is $44 million and it will be completed in 2 years. For completion purpose Special Communication Organisation (SCO) will place a 820 KM long cable from Rawalpindi to Khunjrab (GB).
PM Inaugurates the $44 Million Pak-China Optical Fibre Cable Project in GB
Significance of Pak-China Optical Fibre Cable:
Being part of the CPEC, once completed, this cable will allocate an alternative route of telecommunication to China and Pakistan. And from China to further Central Asian States and ultimately to Europe.
Fiber Optics is widely used internationally for fast and secure telecommunication purposes. Also it provides High Bandwidth over Long Distances, hence giving high speed connectivity across borders and smoothly caries digital signals. This project will benefit both Pakistan and China in connecting to each other and also to other strategically important regions.