BEIJING, Oct 23 (APP)::China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework is beneficial for the people of Pakistan and China and the completed power projects have already created a positive image of the flagship project, renowned columnist Syed Muhammad Mehdi said.
Addressing a symposium on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and “The Belt and Road” organized by Jiangsu Normal University in Chinese city of Xuzhou, he opined that the Chinese companies should involve the local workforce in executing the development project aimed at giving them a sense of ownership of the CPEC.
He expressed the confidence that after the completion of different infrastructure development projects under the CPEC, the people would start getting benefits which would help erase misconception against this mega project.
Syed Mehdi pointed out that the Chinese side should import more agriculture products from Pakistan to help reduce the trade imbalance between Islamabad and Beijing.
He said, Jiangsu province has had most of the stakes in CPEC while its headquarters Xuzhou and Lahore were sisterly cities.
He also proposed that there was a need to transfer different types of industries from China to Pakistan.