46 SEZs to be set up under CPEC to spur industrial activities:Zubair

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KARACHI, Sept 27 (APP): Around 46 Special Economic Zones (SEZs)
to be established under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
(CPEC) that would help spur industrial activities in the country.
This was stated by the Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair,
here while speaking at a roundtable conference, says a statement
here on Wednesday.
It said that the moot was organized by Friends of China in
collaboration with Daily Pakistan Observer.
The Governor spoke of the very deep friendly ties between
Pakistan and China and that the CPEC was a clear example of this.
He was of the view that the province of Sindh would benefit
more from this project.
Zubair pointed out that of the 62 billion dollars CPEC, 34
billion dollars have been allocated for the energy projects.
There would be 46 SEZs along the CPEC route which will help
spur industrial activities, creation of job opportunities and
enhancing the revenue of the country, he added.
Governor said that after the restoration of law and order
there has been increase in foreign investment in Karachi.
In the Karachi Package announced by the federal government,
the focus would be on infrastructure development.
Zubair pointed out that under the CPEC project, 9,000 km
long road had been constructed.
He stated that 19 of the CPEC projects are being fast
completed which would provide 13,000 jobs to the local people.
The Consul General of China Wang Yu said that of the 19 CPEC
projects nearing completion 11 are of energy.
He said that the energy projects would generate 11,000 mw of
electricity. Of these five are nearing completion and three of
these are located in Sindh.
The president of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P),
Dr. Farooq Sattar, lauded the role of China towards the world
peace.
He thanked the federal government and the Chinese leadership
for including Karachi projects in CPEC.
Arif Habib, S.M. Munir, Shahid Amin, Tahir Rizvi, Mirza
Shahnawaz Agha and Dr. Huma Baqai also expressed their views.
Chairman of the Friends of China, Gen. (Retd) Ehsan ul Haq,
Vice-Chairman Faisal Zahid Malik also spoke on the occasion.