Minister for planning Asad Umar has stressed on maintaining the momentum of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and following the timelines for their early completion.
Chairing the meeting of Cabinet committee on CPEC in Islamabad today (Tuesday), he said CPEC is a priority project for enhancing Pak-China economic cooperation.
The forum reviewed the progress on various projects undertaken by the Working Groups under CPEC.
The meeting was briefed on the overall progress of CPEC projects in Industrial Cooperation, Energy, Infrastructure, Gwadar, Science and Technology, Socio-Economic Development, Agriculture, Transport and Communications and issues faced in the implementation of these projects.
The committee also emphasized that unresolved inter- ministerial issues should be brought before the Cabinet Committee on CPEC directly by the respective Ministries along with recommendations for their resolution.
The committee noted that significant progress has been achieved on various projects.
Earlier, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani had said the friendly relations between Pakistan and China will help set new direction of socio-economic development of the region.
In a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong in Islamabad, Sadiq Sanjrani had said parliamentary democracy plays a pivotal role in strengthening bilateral contacts.
He said exchange of parliamentary delegations has enhanced bilateral social, political and economic relations.
Sadiq Sanjrani said CPEC will bring prosperity and development to the region.
He said promotion of people to people contacts will further strengthen economic partnership.