The Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani while speaking at an event in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that CPEC would start a new era of development and prosperity in KP. More jobs would be created for locals and local economy and trade would be increased, he noted.
Southern district which had been waiting for development-oriented measures for a long time were included into development projects under the CPEC in wake of efforts of Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, the party’s chief, he added.
The CPEC featured setting up of industrial zones at certain places all along the route besides other development schemes projects that are worth billions of dollars, he also stated.
Industrial zones would bring economic welfare to southern districts of KP and with construction of the route, people of KP would have access to modern facilities of life, he further added.