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Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 21:34
LegCo finishes 2nd reading of XRL co-location bill
By Xinhua
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 21:34 By Xinhua

HONG KONG - The Legislative Council (LegCo) of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday finished the second reading of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) co-location bill. 

HKSAR transport chief Chan Fan said the co-location arrangement is convenient and beneficial to Hong Kong people

Chan Fan, Hong Kong's Secretary for Transport and Housing, said the co-location arrangement is convenient and beneficial to Hong Kong people, which is also in line with the "one country, two systems" principle and the basic law.

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He believes Hong Kong people will understand and recognize the bill.
  To implement the co-location bill in the West Kowloon station in the SAR, the bill needs to be locally legislated by LegCo. 

Three readings are required for getting through the local legislation. The first reading of the bill was finished on Jan 31. 

The LegCo is expected to finish the three readings and complete the local legislation of the co-location bill by July.  

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