Pakistan-China to jointly launch Satellite to monitor CPEC

ISLAMABAD: An agreement has been signed between Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) to launch Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) for monitoring CPEC .


As per details, signing ceremony was held here at Islamabad while federal minister Ahsan Iqbal and Yin Limping inked on this historical agreement.


While addressing the ceremony, Ahsan Iqbal said that Pakistan and China are close friends and having friendly relations while this agreement would further boost the bilateral ties of both countries in space domain.


He further added that CPEC project is a gift of Chinese government for the people of Pakistan while all possible efforts would be made by government to ensure the security of this project.


This agreement would be helpful to ensure the completion of development projects in scientific ways Ashan said adding that Satellite would be launched in June 2018 under this agreement.  


He stated that this agreement would also be helpful to further improve the security and surveillance of border areas of Pakistan while PRSS-1 would also be utilized to face the disasters situation like flood forecasting and damage assessment.  

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