Pakistan and China to restart stalled CPEC schemes after PM’s visit
In the seventh meeting of CPEC’s JWGTI, progress of ongoing and future of CPEC was discussed.
- The Chinese side expressed satisfaction with the quality and timely completion of CPEC projects.
- The Chinese delegation stressed to begin upcoming schemes under the CPEC project.
On Friday, Pakistan and China affirmed to resume stalled projects under the billion-dollar scheme China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
A meeting took place after PM Khan’s return from his tour to China where a decision was made of CPEC’s Joint Working Group on Transport Infrastructure. Both the countries affirmed their commitments to complete CPEC projects that are under process. Furthermore, decided to add more projects to CPEC on PM Khan’s offer as well.
In the seventh meeting of CPEC’s JWGTI, the progress of the ongoing and future of CPEC was discussed.
Chief Planner HoD China Wang Zhiqing assisted the Chinese side, whereas Secretary Communications Jawwad Rafique Malik assisted Pakistani Delegation.
The Chinese delegation that comprises of ministries of transport and railways, Exim Bank China showed satisfaction on the progress of CPEC projects and further stressed to begin upcoming schemes.
Completion of M-5
The achievement of completing the Multan-Sukkur Motorway (M-5) and Thakot-Havelian project was also discussed in the meeting.
On the request of the Chinese government, both projects will be inaugurated properly. From an economic point of view, it would be of great significance for Pakistan.
Both countries agree on the early start of research and training on CPEC traffic. Betterment and restoration of the Karakoram Highway (KKH), expansion of Gwadar Port and Lahore Orange Line Projects were also part of the discussion during the meeting.
Security reforms for the CPEC projects were also assessed in the meeting.
Several details of future projects like Peshawar-D.I.Khan Motorway, realignment of KKH from Thakot to Raikot and Swat Expressway from Chakdara to Fatehpur were part of the discussion during the meeting.
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