Britain is in discussions with China over having Chinese state-owned railway construction companies participate in the construction of Britain's high-speed rail line two (HS2), the latest BBC report on 15. British government officials said there had been "preliminary discussions" but no "concrete commitments" had been made, the BBC said. Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson just approved the controversial high-speed rail project.
The BBC quoted British magazine building as saying that CRCC sent a letter last month to the chief executive of the British High Speed Rail Line 2 company saying that it could build the line at a much lower cost by the middle of this century.
According to previous reports, Johnson on Tuesday (11) approved the construction of a huge high-speed rail project HS2 connecting London and the northern part of the UK. The project is expected to cost £ 100 billion.
According to British media, mark Thurston, the chief executive of high-speed rail line 2, flew to Beijing last May to discuss the construction of high-speed rail with five Chinese state-owned enterprises. The news was later confirmed by China. According to the website of the national development and Reform Commission of China, on April 11, the Department met with the CEO of the British High Speed Rail Line 2 company, and the two sides had in-depth exchanges on the latest progress of the British High Speed Rail Line 2 and the next bidding arrangements. Representatives of the British Embassy in China, China Railway Corporation, CRRC, China railway construction, China Railway, China Telecom and other relevant enterprises attended the meeting.