CPEC: 9 new projects included in CPEC

CPEC: 9 new projects included in CPEC

Nine new projects were approved by the 6th JCC meeting of the CPEC in Beijing. It was decided that each province would get an industrial zone.

6th JCC meeting on CPEC concludes with number of new projects

According to the agreements, in 2017, a 1320 megawatts (MW) power plant would be completed in Sahiwal. Three important highways would be completed on CPEC’s western route, for which China would provide a loan. The highways will connect Raikot to Thakot, Dera Ismail Khan to Zhob, and Basema to Khuzdar.

Construction of a railway track from Gwadar to Jacobabad for CPEC also came under discussion. Furthermore, a Karachi-Peshawar fast track railway was also approved.

CPEC: 8 Industrial zones to be setup

Two 180 MW power projects and an economic zone for Gilgit-Balistan were approved. Several projects for energy and infrastructure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were agreed upon while 330 MW power plants for Hub and Thal were approved.