ISLAMABAD – China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is once again kicking off after a decelerated stage during previous few years as the present government reiterates resolve to resume the pace of work as witnessed during 2013-2018. The Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) led coalition government initiated China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had experienced sluggish advancement during Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf government with number of projects under the Corridor delaying due to unknown reasons. Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood, gave a detailed briefing on the third-party participation and extension of CPEC to Afghanistan. “The second component of the CPEC is infrastructure, highways, waterways and bridges which have been built across Pakistan, improving the communication and road infrastructure,” he added. Dozens of Chinese firms are operating at Pakistan’s various economic zones as both the governments were actively engaged to carry forward the SEZ projects and making them operational at the earliest possible.
Source: The Nation August 08, 2022 01:55 UTC