PM Imran orders progress report on CPEC projects


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) need to be reviewed as the completed projects are set to bring socio-economic opportunities for the people.

He said this while chairing a meeting in Islamabad during which the progress on Pak-China cooperation in the areas of Industrial development, Special Economic Zones, ML-1 project, Agriculture Development, Socio-economic Development, Infrastructure Development and Gwadar development came under review.

During the huddle, various projects under the CPEC banner and development of various sectors came under review and the premier stressed upon the need to further speed up the projects.

The PM also decided to form a CPEC Business Advisory Council and directed the Board of Investment chairman to present comprehensive recommendations within four weeks to expedite the development of special economic zones.

The premier also said that “Pakistan can learn a lot from China, especially when it comes to eradicating poverty”. He further said that Pakistan’s potential in the development of the industrial and agricultural sector can be done via bilateral relations.




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