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Report: Ambassador to China, Secretary Planning discussed how to expedite CPEC projects

Masood Khalid, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, called on Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Secretary Planning, Development and Reform in order to discuss a proactive way forward for expediting CPEC projects. They discussed the issues and progress of various projects in addition to sharing ideas for promotion of CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor).

They decided to activate interaction with Chinese authorities in order to make sure  early implementation of various planned initiatives in Transport Infrastructure, Energy, Gwadar and Industry sectors.

Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui noted that after approval by the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of CPEC, the LTP (Long Term Plan) was made unveiled for the masses.

“The plan is demarcating our way forward till 2030 to ensure inclusive development in Pakistan”.

Many projects in energy, infrastructure and Gwadar were progressing and would be completed in 2018, he added. Gwadar was the most vital part of the CPEC and was an integral part for regional prosperity and connectivity, he noted.

“Now all is set to fast-track industrial cooperation, the main gain of CPEC, by inviting vigorous role of Provinces and Pakistan’s private sector”.

Chinese investors were expressing much interest in the special economic zones, being developed under CPEC, Ambassador Masood Khalid stated.


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