Among the 6 corridors that are a part of the BRI( Belt and Road Initiative), the CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) makes one of the fastest growing ones. According to Zhou Rong, a senior research fellow at Renmin University of China, around 0.7m jobs are created as a result of the CPEC. These jobs have driven the GDP growth of Pakistan from 3.5% to 5.97%, he noted.
Zhou Rong also stated that the negative propaganda against the mega project is baseless. It is important to impart the right information about the CPEC in order to ensure its success, he added.
He continued that to ensure the fast completion of the CPEC projects complete support of the government of Pakistan as well as Pak army is required.