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CM Murad says will give Karachiites good news on KCR in March

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said he would give a good news in March about the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project, that came to a halt in 1999 and could not be revived since than.

In a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing at the CM House, he hoped that work on the KCR project would be started on March 23.

“I am going to give good news to the people of Karachi who are looking forward to seeing progress on KCR in March,” he said.

He told Yao Jing that people of Karachi were expecting start of work on the KCR project.

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Murad Shah said that he had discussed its financial close with the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) authorities, including the ambassador but it could not be started on the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali jinnah, the founder of the nation.

The visiting ambassador told the CM that the KCR was in the pipeline and its financial close was expected by the end of next month. The chief minister said that his team was in China and with support of the ambassador the financial close would also be approved.

In the meeting they also discussed other projects such as Dhabeji Special Economic Zone and Keti Bandar. The Chinese ambassador on invitation of the CM vowed to visit Thar next month.

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