APP71-18 ISLAMABAD: April 18 - President Dr. Arif Alvi in a group photo with a delegation of International CPEC Workshop organized by NDU at Aiwan-e-Sadr. APP

ISLAMABAD, April 18 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project had made Pakistan an important destination for global trade and investment.
Talking to a delegation of International CPEC Workshop organized by National Defence University at Aiwan-e-Sadr, he said the government attached great importance to the socioeconomic development of country.
He said development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) was an important part of the Phase-2 of CPEC such as; industrial cooperation, for which public-private collaboration must be enhanced.
The president underscored the importance of skilled human resource for SEZs and CPEC-driven industrial activities in Pakistan.
He underlined that a million jobs would be created over the next 10 years, and workforce was required to be prepared in this regard.
Pointing out the latest developments that CPEC and Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are bringing in the region, he emphasized that such conferences and workshops provide the platform to deliberate upon and prepare for the emerging opportunities and challenges.
The president appreciated NDU and One Belt One Road unity for organizing the CPEC workshop and assured them support in their future endeavors.