Minister vows to speed-up pace of CPEC projects
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has vowed to speed-up the pace of projects under the mega China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
He was talking to the newly-appointed Special Assistant to Prime Minister on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Affairs Khalid Mansoor, who called him.
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed priorities in the second phase of the multibillion mega project. Welcoming the newly-appointed SAPM Khalid Mansoor, Umar said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was an important project and maximum benefits should be taken from the vast opportunities that exist in industrial cooperation.
The cooperation between China and Pakistan in agriculture, textiles and information technology sectors could yield maximum benefits to Pakistan; therefore, these potential areas must be given special focus, he added.
Umar said that on the prime minister’s directives, immediate steps were needed to take forward the process of establishing partnership between the entrepreneurs of the two countries.
He also reiterated the government’s resolve to continue the journey of CPEC development.
The SAPM on CPEC affairs expressed his commitment to speed-up the pace of CPEC projects, besides including new projects in CPEC, adding that all the required facilities would be provided to the Chinese companies and investors.
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