Pakistan plans Tourism sector boost through the multi billions dollars CPEC project
ISLAMABAD - *Pakistan plans Tourism sector boost through the multi billions dollars CPEC project.*
The government of Pakistan aims to boost up its tourism sector using China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Hassan Daud Butt, chief executive officer of the Board of Investment and Trade of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said that Pakistan is eyeing on tapping potential of its tourism sector by attracting Chinese tourists to visit Pakistan. He added that the road networks built under CPEC have enhanced the scope of tourism in the country by making travel shorter and easier, quoted *Xinhua*.
The official said that CPEC enables Pakistan to tap the full potential of its strategic location. CPEC has made Pakistan in a position to benefit from its strategic location by connecting it with the rest of the world, he said.
The ambitious CPEC project has entered the second phase, under which Special Economic Zones (SEZs) would be built in Pakistan.
Days ago, Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing said that China would now invest in building vocational and training centers as well as research in agriculture and livestock sectors.
“Most of the CPEC projects are investment of Chinese companies and these are not loans to the Pakistan government," he clarified. Jing said CPEC was launched because of the friendship between Pakistan and China, adding that China wants progress and development all across Pakistan. He said that China would succeed in eradicating poverty among its people in the next year.