Turkish firms build metro bus in Pakistan

Turkish firms build metro bus in Pakistan

ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish firms build metro bus in Pakistan

A row of brand-new Metrobuses travel to the launch ceremony of the Metro Bus system in Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan, in this file picture. AFP photo

Turkish companies have cooperated with Pakistani local administration to build metro bus lines to host 110,000 passengers in Lahore, the capital of the Punjab state in Pakistan.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s subsidiary Ulaşım AŞ prepared the project and Turkish Albayrak Holding took part in some stages of the 27-kilometer-long metro bus line’s construction, according to the official statement.

Albayrak Holding also won the tender to operate the line for eight years. The company has invested $16 million in the metro bus line, which will accommodate 45 vehicles with a 170-passenger capacity. Albayrak also invested 12 million in the four inner-city bus lines of Lahor city, where 100 buses will run.

Meanwhile, three Turkish firms won another tender for the solid waste collection of Lahor city, which is the second most populous city in Pakistan. The city is divided into two six-million parts, which were each won for $145 and $165 million. These three companies will collect the waste of Lahor for seven years.

The Punjab state is the most important state in Pakistan, as it is the leading agricultural and industrial city.