Pak-China to enhance engagements for fast-tracking CPEC projects

Islamabad, January 23, 2018 (PPI-OT):Mr. Lijian Zhao Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Chinese Embassy called on Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, the Secretary Planning, Development and Reform (PD and R) to discuss post 7th Joint Cooperation Committee situation and way forward for expediting China Pakistan Economic Corridor projects. The meeting held in MPD and R was also attended by Hassan Daud, Project Director CPEC and officials from Chinese Embassy. Both the officials reviewed progressed on the CPEC initiatives and agreed on enhancing engagements in the light of decisions taken in 7th JCC meeting.

Secretary PD and R, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui on this occasion highlighted that officials from both sides should play a proactive role to ensure early completion and execution of energy and transport infrastructure projects. Secretary said that the development of Special Economic Zones under CPEC has entered into an important phase where focused efforts are underway to ensure successful Pak-China industrial cooperation.

Representative of Ministry Of Commerce, People’s Republic of China has assured that all out efforts would be made to expedite early launch of projects where agreements are already signed and approved by JCC. Both the officials expressed satisfaction over preparation for first Gwadar Expo and inauguration of Gwadar Free Zone (Phase-1), planned to be held on Jan 29 and 30, this month. The expo has attracted huge interest of the local and international investors and so far over 120 companies have registered themselves to participate in this mega event.

For more information, contact:
China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
CPEC Secretariat:
Ministry of Planning, Development and
Reform “P” Block Pak-Secretariat,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92-51-9208952
Fax: +92-51-9212792
Email: dd_cpec@pc.gov.pk
Website: www.cpec.gov.pk