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CM Sindh vows to complete Karachi Circular Railway in next tenure

KARACHI: Expressing disappointment that the mega-project had been delayed, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said that his government was working hard to launch Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) and vowed it would be taken up in the next tenure.

The chief minister was speaking to a eight-member Chinese delegation led by President of Norinco International Yuan Jun. The other members were Vice-President Wang Xiaobing, deputy General manager of Rail Transit Department Cui Dongjian and others.

CM Sindh said that KCR has been included in CPEC projects, and its feasibility report and necessary approvals from different forums of the federal government have also been submitted to the Chinese authorities for necessary action.

He added that the project was scheduled to be kicked off in December last year but was delayed due to several reasons and now it would be started after election of the new government.

The visiting delegation showed interest to participate in the tendering process of the KCR project and also offered to work with Sindh government in installation of solar power panels. CM Sindh welcomed the offer and urge them to install a plant for manufacturing solar panels in Sindh.

The development of Dhabeji Special Economic Zone project also came under discussion and the chief minister offered the Chinese delegation to work with Sindh government. He urged the delegation head to submit proposals with the Planning and Development Department for further necessary action

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