Kashgar

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Kashi

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an oasis city in W China, in W Xinjiang Uygur AR. Pop.: 318 000 (2005 est.)

Kashgar

 

a city in western China, in the Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region, located on the Kashgar River in the center of a large oasis in the southern foothills of the Tien-Shan. Population, 90, 800 (1953). The city consists of two parts—Shifu and Shule. Kashgar was a transport center on an ancient trade route. It is now an important economic center, with agricultural machine-building and textile, flour-milling, and ceramics enterprises. The handicrafts industry is also well developed. A hydroelectric power plant is located in the city.


Kashgar

 

(Kyzylsu), a river in western China and in the USSR, with its upper course in the Tadzhik and Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republics. The Kashgar is 765 km long (including 685 km in China) and drains an area (together with the Gezdar’ia River) of 90,800 sq km. It rises in the slopes of the Alai and Trans-Alai ranges and has a mountain character in its upper course. The lower Kashgar flows through the Kashgar Plain, watering a large oasis of over 2,500 sq km. The average discharge in the lower course is 77 cu m per sec, with a maximum of approximately 500 cu m per sec. There are summer floods with considerable sediment discharge. The Kashgar previously flowed into the Yarkand but now is lost in the sands of Tograkkum. Thecity of Kashgar is located on it.

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The proposed corridor would link Pakistan's underdeveloped and largely underutilized but strategically located Gwadar Port to the Kashghar border region in western China.
He also said cultural cooperation would be further intensified between the two countries by enhancing people-to-people contact and culture exchange programmes between Kashghar and Gilgit Baltistan.
The petroleum products so refined in Gwadar would be transported to Kashghar on Pakistan's North through a pipeline.
In textiles, Pakistan's "cheap raw materials" can be used to build up China's own garments industry "and help soak up surplus labour forces in Kashghar," a city in China's far western Xinjiang region.
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This consignment had reached Pakistan from Kashghar and was ultimately brought to Gwadar through CPEC western route.
Starting its journey from Kashghar, the Chinese trade cargo reached Gwadar safely from Gilgit-Baltistan after travelling throughout the country.
CPEC was the PPP project and its original name was Kashghar Gawadar route but the Punjab dominant federal government change the name of the project to CPEC and change the original route and benefiting the Punjab province on the cost of KP rights, he added.
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6 billion CPEC project is the3000 kilometers under construction trade gateway from Gwadar port in Southwestern Pakistan to China's Northwestern city Kashghar.