CPEC: 9 new projects included in CPEC
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.
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.