• Short Summary

    Representatives of the Soviet Union Government and the Pakistan Government met in Islamabad on Saturday (26 July) to sign the final agreement between the two countries for Russia to provide technological equipment and construction materials for Pakistan's first major steel complex which is being near Karachi.

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    Representatives of the Soviet Union Government and the Pakistan Government met in Islamabad on Saturday (26 July) to sign the final agreement between the two countries for Russia to provide technological equipment and construction materials for Pakistan's first major steel complex which is being near Karachi.

    The agreement means that the Soviet Union will supply Pakistan with 142,266 tons equipment, 71,000 tons of steel structure, 16,650 tons of pipes and 114,000 tons of rolled steel.

    The materials and equipment will be used in the construction of plant for preparing raw materials, a steep-making shop, a continuous casting plant, a hot strip mill, a cold rolling mill, a repair shop, a thermal power plant, and other specialised areas.

    Construction work on the steel mill, which lies about 28 miles from Karachi, was begun in 1973, after the Prime Minister, Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, had laid the foundation stone.

    It is hoped the mill will be producing 1.1 million tons of steel by 1978, and two million tons by 1980. Pakistan's per capital consumption of steel is among the lowest in the world, and it is forced to import about half a million tons of steel products each year. But the country's actual requirement has been estimated at more than one million tons annually.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAO3U790DELN0SAVB2CAD6HA3N
    Media URN:
    VLVAAO3U790DELN0SAVB2CAD6HA3N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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