China has pledged to expedite all development projects as proposed by the Sindh government for which agreements have already been signed with various Chinese companies.
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, heading a delegation, met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who visited Islamabad last week, and asked for support and expediting of various projects in the southern province, officials sources privy to the meeting told The Express Tribune.
Sources maintained that Wang directed Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong to meet Sindh government officials and forward a report within one week on the projects mentioned in the meeting.
According to the Sindh government, the province had sought Chinese government’s intervention to expedite development projects for which MoUs have already been signed.
The projects that need to be expedited include Karachi Circular Railway and Light Rail Brown Line, three roads and bridges near Hyderabad, Karachi Safe City project and coal mining in Tharparkar Block-IV, which has been allocated to Harbin Engineering of China.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2015.
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