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    Chinese company awarded contract to reconstruct Lahore airport: report

    The Pakistani government has awarded a contract worth nearly $382 million to a Chinese company to reconstruct Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport, the Chinese state-owned People's Dailynewspaper reported Tuesday.

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    A photo of the reimagined Lahore airport. — Photo courtesy: People's Daily


    China Construction Third Engineering Bureau won the 2.6 billion RMB contract to engineer, procure, and construct the reimagined Lahore airport, which will become Pakistan's largest after the reconstruction is completed, the report claimed.

    "It is the largest project that the Third Engineering Bureau has undertaken overseas, marking another important achievement in Belt and Road construction," the newspaper, which is a Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece, said in its report.

    Prior to this, the same Chinese company was awarded a number of major projects in Pakistan including the Karachi-Lahore Expressway between Sukkur and Multan, Lahore's Arfa Software Technology Park, and The Centaurus Hotel.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has championed what China formally calls the “One Belt, One Road” or OBOR initiative to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa and Europe, a landmark programme to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure projects including railways, ports and power grids.

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the flagship programme of OBOR. The construction of an international airport in Gwadar is also part of CPEC.
     
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    The Pakistani government has awarded a contract worth nearly $382 million to a Chinese company to reconstruct Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport, the Chinese state-owned People's Dailynewspaper reported Tuesday.

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    A photo of the reimagined Lahore airport. — Photo courtesy: People's Daily


    China Construction Third Engineering Bureau won the 2.6 billion RMB contract to engineer, procure, and construct the reimagined Lahore airport, which will become Pakistan's largest after the reconstruction is completed, the report claimed.

    "It is the largest project that the Third Engineering Bureau has undertaken overseas, marking another important achievement in Belt and Road construction," the newspaper, which is a Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece, said in its report.

    Prior to this, the same Chinese company was awarded a number of major projects in Pakistan including the Karachi-Lahore Expressway between Sukkur and Multan, Lahore's Arfa Software Technology Park, and The Centaurus Hotel.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has championed what China formally calls the “One Belt, One Road” or OBOR initiative to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa and Europe, a landmark programme to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure projects including railways, ports and power grids.

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the flagship programme of OBOR. The construction of an international airport in Gwadar is also part of CPEC.
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1344649/c...contract-to-reconstruct-lahore-airport-report
     
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    Chinese company contracted to build Pakistan’s largest airport

    China Construction Third Engineering Bureau won a 41-billion ruble (about 2.6 billion RMB) contract to engineer, procure, and construct the Allama Iqbal International Airport.

    It will be Pakistan’s largest airport after reconstruction, and local infrastructure will be improved too. It is the largest project that the Third Engineering Bureau has undertaken overseas, marking another important achievement in Belt and Road construction.

    It is not the first time that the Third Engineering Bureau has won a bid in Pakistan. Major projects, including the Karachi-Lahore Expressway between Sukker and Multan, Arfa Software Technology Park, and The Centaurus Hotel, are all projects of the Bureau.
    http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0711/c90000-9240191.html
     
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    Lahore Airport was built few years ago, later they spent a lot of money fof renovation as well so I really find outrageous for the ruling government to reconstruct what is already built to perfection

    Use the same money for other projects, if not the hospital... New Roads and metro bus would do the job
     
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    Hope it turns out to be like the renderings. Any info on the completion date?
     
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    Sounds like a renovation rather than reconstruction.
     
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    its not new airport, its for expansion. Lahore does need a bigger terminal currently its just messed up.
     
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    PCAA build airports from its own revenues.

    Just changed title because news is incorrect, it's actually expansion because of traffic increase.
     
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    decision makers for expansions are not idiots they know these things costly but since its airport there is huge money bag in there , just imagine the airport with bad management or over crowd airport that will lead to more delays for airplanes or airlines . higher costs for airlines will directly reflect to airport which will lead to fewer costumers so at the end it will be airport or hosting city that lose money . since we talking about airplanes even minutes are important and the costs in this industry is really huge so its more important to have better airport with better efficiency and the costs will turn to benefits in few years .
    on the other hand its a race between cities and countries so having better things sooner is better for economy .
     
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    More money and contracts for China.
     
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    Who built the previous airport??
     
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    Someone who frequents the Lahore airport, believe me it needs an expansion very badly. There are only two luggage carousels in the international terminal so imagine what happens when more than two flights land simultaneously, i can tell you it creates havoc. I don't know what the planners were thinking as Lahore is the 2nd largest airport and caters to people from a very large area.
     
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    We are not able to built a airport,......
    Proudly nation...
    I'm 20 years old
    My dream was to became a scientist.
    But now I guess I should find a job
     
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    It's a normal way of looting for Ruing Badmuaashia of Pakistan,period.
     
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    Spot on.

    We take care of our friends, why is ur hole burning up.

    Wtf??, maybe u didnt have the brains to become a sceintist, dont drag pakistan into ur failed adoloscent fantasies....