Chinese ambassador impressed with CPEC Authority’s performance, lauds Gen (r) Asim Bajwa

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  • The Chinese ambassador to Pakistan has appreciated Lt. General (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa’s performance in boosting CPEC performance.

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The Chinese ambassador to Pakistan reviewed projects under the China Pakistan Economic Cooperation (CPEC) with Chairman CPEC Authority Lt. General (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa in Islamabad on Friday.

The ambassador appreciated the performance of the authority formed last year to ensure the implementation of projects under the multibillion-dollar infrastructure development scheme.

In a tweet from his verified account on Friday, envoy Nong Rong said he had a comprehensive review of the CPEC cooperation and reviewed the way forward with the former general.

“Impressed by the work of the CPEC Authority led by [Bajwa] him” he added.

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According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has achieved major progress since its launch seven years ago, bringing a sum of $25 billion of direct investments to the country.

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During his usual briefing in Beijing, the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin noted that many projects had been started or completed under CPEC, an enterprising project of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

 

In the last six years, CPEC projects have generated around 55,000 direct jobs in the road construction sector, of which 48,000 have been created explicitly for local Pakistanis.

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