Pakistan’s first modern metro opens in Lahore in US$1.86 billion project built with Chinese backing

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Pakistan’s first modern metro opens in Lahore in US$1.86 billion project built with Chinese backing” – below is their description.

    Pakistan’s first modern metro opened on October 25, 2020 in Lahore. The infrastructure project was jointly funded by and will be operated in collaboration with Chinese companies. The Orange Line of the Lahore metro system stretches for 27km (17 miles), includes 26 stations and is expected to carry 250,000 passengers daily. The capital of Punjab province in eastern Pakistan has long struggled with pollution from road traffic and lengthy commute times. The project is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing’s global trade strategy which is driven by Chinese-backed infrastructure. Three more lines are being planned for Lahore’s metro system. Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.com

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    Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It has a population exceeding 212.2 million, including the world’s second-largest Muslim population. It has an area of 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).

    Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

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