Lahore, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): Mr. S.M Naveed, President Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry conducted a meeting with Gen R, Asim Saleem Bajwa, Chairman CPEC Authority at Islamabad in which they discussed the promotion of 2nd phase of CPEC which is intended to boost industrialization.
President PCJCCI said that, The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a game-changer for the region and beyond. It is building strong roots to take economic growth to next level in the two countries and across the region and preserving peace at the regional and global level. The first phase of the CPEC, which focused on energy and infrastructure projects, met its successful completion and now the second phase is set to boost Pak-China cooperation in agriculture and initiate an era of industrialization through establishment of Special Economic Zones.
Gen R, Asim Saleem Bajwa expressed his views by saying that, Pakistan’s priorities in the second phase of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is to transfer of technology to bring trade revolution in the country. The government is appointing trade and investor officers in a transparent manner and their appointments have been linked with six months’ performance. In addition, in order to promote travel and tourism in the country, Pakistan has allowed visa on arrival to some 50 countries.
He further added that, there are three SEZs currently working under the 2nd phase of CPEC which includes; Allama Iqbal Industrial City Faisalabad, Dhabeji Special Economic Zone and Rashakai Economic Zone. They also discussed the medical and moral support which China and Pakistan has been giving during its fight against the corona pandemic. CPEC remained resilient even during a global pandemic and progressed ahead.
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