Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is a practical model of bilateral and strategic partnership between the two countries.
He said this while presiding over a meeting to review progress on CPEC projects, which was attended by Planning Minister Makhdoom Khusru Bakhtiar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Petroleum Nadeem Babar and others.
During the meeting, Planning Minister Makhdoom Khusru Bakhtiar briefed the meeting about various CPEC projects.
Sukkur-Multan Motorway, Thakot-Havelian Section, East Bay, Express Way, New Fwadar International Airport, ML-I and DI Khan-Zhob projects came under discussion during the meeting.
The prime minister was also apprised about the projects including digitizing Pakistan Television, Orange Line.
Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran said that the CPEC authority is being constituted to ensure timely and uninterrupted work on the CPEC projects.
He said that the formation of CPEC authority will prove beneficial for the timely completion of the projects and contacts between the departments.
The Prime Minister emphasized that the establishment of authority will prove effective in enhancing cooperation and collaboration between different departments and on time completion of the projects.
He expressed optimism that the completion of CPEC will not only benefit the two countries but the whole region will also gain.
Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtyar briefed the Prime Minister on progress in various projects under CPEC including in energy, infrastructure and digitization of PTV, Orange Line, ML-1, Gwadar Port and others.
The meeting over viewed the progress on Port Qasim coal-fired plant, Gwadar Power Plant, Kohala Hydropower Project, and Hubco Thar coal power project.
The Prime Minister was apprised that Multan-Sukkur Motorway (M-5) has been completed that will soon be inaugurated.