CPEC to enhance regional connectivity: PM

CPEC to enhance regional connectivity: PM

ISLAMABAD:In an interview with Chinese newspaper “People’s Daily”, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said together with China, Pakistan will be made a major contributor to building a community of shared future for mankind through China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He said the energy projects conceived under CPEC have alleviated energy crisis in Pakistan and thousands of megawatts of electricity has been added to the national grid.

The Prime Minister noted that initial phase of the CPEC has done extremely well under which a network of roads is under construction and Gwadar port infrastructure is being developed.

He said Pakistan is now looking forward to the next stage of the project, including setting up of Special Economic Zones, which will not only strengthen economic and industrial base of the country but also generate thousands of jobs.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said CPEC will enhance Pakistan’s connectivity, not only with China but with Central and South Asia and beyond. He said it will expand bilateral and regional trade, promote economic integration, and foster economic development. APP/AFP

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