Ministry of Planning clarified media reports over CPEC
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and China have agreed on the future trajectory of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and timely completion of its ongoing projects.
A spokesman of Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform while clarifying a news item published in a section of press said that none of the CPEC projects is facing delay.
The spokesman added that the successful 8th Joint Cooperation Committee meeting laid foundation for the expansion of CPEC to new heights.
He said joint efforts are underway for focusing on socio-economic development and accelerating cooperation in industrial development as well as agriculture.
The Ministry spokesman further said that recognizing the significance of Gwadar as an important node in cross-regional connectivity and the central pillar of CPEC, Pakistan and China have further agreed to speed up progress on the Port and its auxiliary projects.
He said Pakistan and China have also expedited cooperation in the field of agriculture with a special focus on enhancing cooperation in the areas of climate change, water management, afforestation and ecological restoration.