Trade Facilitation through Economic Corridors in South Asia: The Pakistan Perspective
Pakistan is reforming its public-sector enterprises dealing with nationwide connectivity, developing a National Trade Corridor (NTC), and opening up the transport and communication sectors to foreign direct investment (FDI). Linking Pakistan to Central Asia, and South Asia through road and rail networks is high on the government’s agenda. To facilitate connectivity, a $9-billion program has been initiated for the NTC, which is expected to be completed in the next few years, but may take longer due to fiscal constraints. This substantial networking is intended to facilitate connectivity with Pakistan’s neighboring countries, and better integrate the urban and rural economies, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and urban wholesale, retail, and warehousing sectors with port cities.
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