Pakistan key partner of China’s satellite navigation programChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 22, 2020
Pakistan is one of the key and important partners of China in its satellite navigation program and both the countries are cooperating with each other in the training, application systems besides performance monitoring and assessment.
Director Ran Chengqi
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Pakistan became the first foreign country to use a China-based GPS system made by Beidou Satellite System. Beidou, or Compass, has also set up a network in Pakistan.
The two friendly countries have signed bilateral agreements to strengthen cooperation in the satellite navigation system, he told APP during a visit to Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
RAN said services provided by the Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) are wide ranging and would benefit the entire world through more international cooperation.
He informed that enterprises of over 200 countries have so far applied for BDS based technology. The products manufactured by Chinese companies are being exported to over 100 countries.
“The users of the countries along the Belt and Road region will be our target and we will provide our service to South East Asia, South Asia, and African,” he added.
The BDS services are used in various fields including transportation, agriculture, fishing, disaster reduction, and relief. The services are available in more than 70 percent of smartphones in China, making people’s lives smarter and more convenient, he added. ■