CPEC chief vows to unlock Northern Areas potential
ISLAMABAD: China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority chairman Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa (Retd) has vowed to unlock the potential of the Northern Areas in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision.
In a tweet, the CPEC Authority chairman, who is currently on Gilgit-Baltistan’s visit said he met Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid to discuss with him various projects under CPEC.
During the meeting, he vowed to enhance connectivity of Gilgit-Baltistan with the rest of the country, besides exploring the new potential areas under CPEC.
He also identified projects in the power, agriculture, fishery value chain, infrastructure, upgradation of roads and airports, and integrated tourist zones.
Meanwhile, in another tweet, Bajwa said that the immense potential of agriculture, livestock and fisheries’ sectors in the areas close to Khunjrab Pass, Gilgit-Baltistan would be exploited under the umbrella of CPEC.
He said the work was underway to address the challenges in the way of benefiting from the potential sectors.
“[The] agriculture, livestock and fisheries has the potential but challenges too, and we are working to address them under CPEC,” he said, while sharing his pictures with the local farmers of the area.
During his visit to the area, he met local farmers and discussed with them about the crops and yield
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