China lauds SC judgment on Orange train

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China’s National Development and Reform Commission Chairman Xu Shaoshi has lauded the judgment of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, allowing the construction of the Orange Line Metro Train.

China is willing to continue the project as per original agreement signed in May, 2014, said a senior official of the commission here on Friday. The project valued $1.6 billion was first of its kind in the country.

The signing ceremony of the agreement held in Shanghai was witnessed by President Xi Jinping and his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hussain.

Financed by China, the Orange Line Metro Train Project was scheduled to be completed within three years and Chinese companies were supposed to design, construct and monitor the project.

The Punjab government was to provide all facilities for its speedy completion. The agreement was inked by Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and China’s National Development and Reform Commission Chairman Xu Shaoshi.

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