Ahsan Iqbal highlights Gwadar projects in Joint Cooperation Committee

Beijing, December 29, 2016 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal highlighted the significance of Gwadar projects in the introductory remarks during 6th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting held today in Beijing China. While addressing the 6th JCC meeting, Minister pleaded case for Gwadar and said that master city plan and the related projects are likely to bring socio-economic stability in the Gwadar. He added that agreement on 300 MW power project has been signed and the project be started soon.

He also highlighted Gwadar water supply project, hospital and technical institute projects and stressed upon the timely completion of these projects to bring positive message of hope and support to local people in Gwadar. In addition, Minister appreciated the Chinese commitment to help and start the mass transit railway project in the provincial headquarters which will provide great facility to millions of people in Pakistan.

The minister also appreciated the consideration and inclusion of projects proposed by the provinces in infrastructure and energy to harness different opportunities and development in various parts of Pakistan to distribute fruits of CPEC to all provinces and regions. He further mentioned that one industrial zone in each province has been identified and selected on the basis of their market attraction and principles of business.

Mr. Ahsan Iqbal stated that three years ago when China and Pakistan started the journey of CPEC, there were many doubts about covering so much ground in very little time. He said that with the support of political leadership, hard work of officials of both countries, CPEC has become the biggest project of regional connectivity in the world. CPEC is the flagship project of “One Belt, One Road” showing how one belt one road can transform the regional cooperation into reality and bring benefits to millions of people.

He said that one proof of success of CPEC is that today think tanks from all over the world including America, Canada and Europe are doing research to analyze the impact of CPEC in the region. Minister maintained that CPEC has added more value to the friendship of China and Pakistan. CPEC has become the north star of friendship between China and Pakistan making the friendship even higher than skies.

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