Imran Khan calls for more connectivity under CPEC

Imran Khan calls for more connectivity under CPEC

Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed the need for further boosting connectivity under the umbrella of Belt and Road Initiative.

Addressing Leaders' Roundtable Session of 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, he said all the participating countries should also consider digital connectivity, mobility of labor and transfer of skills, cultural links and knowledge and innovation connectivity to further expand the scope of the BRI.

To implement these additional areas of connectivity, the prime minister, said that the BRI countries should establish a tourism corridor for cultural tourism exchanges.

All the countries should develop programs for improving the skills of labor from labor surplus countries to assist the labor deficient countries. 

The Prime Minister suggested creation of multi lingual digital platforms for connecting producers, consumers and skilled job seekers.

Imran Khan said Pakistan is at the cross-roads of important regions and connectivity has been a part of Pakistani heritage and the CPEC is giving it a modern shape in the 21st century.

He said under the CPEC, Pakistan is building highways, modernizing rail network, setting up power plants, establishing a port and special economic zones. 

PM Imran Khan noted that the connectivity of Gwadar port with China's Xinjiang region will provide a shorter route for china's imports, reduce the cost for Chinese companies and develop Western China as well.