CPEC enters into full implementation: Chinese diplomat

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Establishment of CPEC Development Authority urged

ISLAMABAD, Sep 3 (APP): China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has entered into full implementation and is making smooth progress in general.

The CPEC covered such wide-ranging areas as energy, roads, railways, ports, optic fiber, oil and gas pipelines and industrial parks, among others.

According to a senior Chinese diplomat who personally visited many CPEC projects such as Port Qasim Coal-powered Plant and Gwadar projects, shared that the Chinese
enterprises were advancing the projects with high quality and standard.

He said, the Chinese engineers were working with high professionalism, great tenacity and sincere devotion.

He informed that the ground-breaking ceremonies were successfully held for Karot Hydropower project which was the first Silk road Fund financed project and M4 (Shorkot-Khanewal Section) national motorway project which was the AIIB funded project.

These projects would surely help Pakistan to promote the development of energy and transportation infrastructure, he added.

He said, CPEC was a broad framework of cooperation and is facing Pakistan as a whole.

The Chinese government encouraged qualified and competent enterprises to make investment in Pakistan and explore opportunities of industrial cooperation, technology and development etc.

He said CPEC was also about project of livelihood. It was aimed to bring tangible benefits to the people and give the people more sense of ownership.

The projects under construction had created tens of thousands of job opportunities for Pakistani people.

With the further advance of CPEC, it will continue to create more job and training opportunities and provide better health and education services for Pakistani people, he said.

While appreciating Pakistan’s efforts to protect the CPEC projects and personnel, he said, “We look forward to creating a safe and sound environment for CPEC along with the Pakistan side.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013.

It provides the important network and platform of win-win cooperation among the countries along the Belt and Road regions.

The CPEC is a major and pilot project of the Belt and Road Initiative.