JWG reviews progress on ongoing initiatives under CPEC

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 10 (APP): The Joint Working Group (JWG) on Gwadar and Industrial Cooperation discussed and identified future potential projects and reviewed the progress on ongoing initiatives under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Gwadar Group discussed key projects including Electricity Project, Water Supply, New Gwadar International Airport, readiness status of Gwadar Port and Free Zone, Gwadar Expansion of Multipurpose Terminal including Breakwater and Dredging Project.
It also discussed social sector projects including Gwadar Hospital and China Pakistan Vocational Training Institute and other projects.
Gwadar JWG meeting was co-chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Yousaf Naseem Khokhar and Chief Secretary, Government of Balochistan, Saif Ullah Chatta and was attended by group members.
Li Xuedong, Deputy Director General, International Affairs (DDG), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), People’s Republic of China led the Chinese side.
Zhao Lijian, DCM/Political Counsellor, Chinese Embassy Islamabad also participated in the meeting.
The JWG meeting on Industrial Cooperation discussed scope of the Joint Working Group on Industrial Cooperation and the way forward as well as the policy support from Pakistan including policies and suggestions for Chinese industry to Pakistan.
Chinese side briefed the participants on their own experience on developing overseas industrial parks and the preferred models for industrial cooperation in Pakistan under CPEC.
The JWG meeting on Industrial Cooperation was co-chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Yousaf Naseem Khokhar and Li Xuedong, DDG NDRC.
The meeting was attended by officials from different federal ministries, all provincial governments, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and FATA besides representative from different chambers of commerce.