Pakistan, China discuss smart city construction

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BEIJING: A Pakistani delegation, led by Faisal Saleem, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator and Muhammad Imran Masood, member of the Board of Investment (BOI) visited Anlu International Technology Company in Beijing. The delegation held in-depth discussion with the company’s chairman on smart city construction in Pakistan.

“Our company is one of the earliest Chinese enterprises to go global in the field of smart city. Following the Belt and Road Initiative, we have provided services to more than 30 countries and regions,” said Liu Quanjun, Chairman of Beijing Anlu.

The company has also participated in the construction of Peshawar BRT Project and Lahore Safe City Project, which gave the company a better understanding of Pakistan’s current situation and demand in this sector.

“I believe that China and Pakistan have great potential to cooperate in the construction of smart cities and smart transportation,” Liu added, expressing his wish to further increase cooperation.

“We appreciate Beijing Anlu’s contribution to Pakistan’s ‘informatisation’ construction, and welcome more and more Chinese companies to participate in building the safe city, intelligent transportation and smart campuses in Pakistan,” Saleem said during the meeting.

“We also want to invite Beijing Anlu to build connections with Pakistani universities to promote industry-university-research cooperation,” he added.

The two sides also exchanged views on the existing problems and countermeasures in Pakistan’s modern governance and the construction of smart cities.

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