CPEC benefits


Muhammad Idrees

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a 3,218-km set-up of roads, railways and dry ports from Gwadar Port to Kashgar and will enhance lives of about 3 billion people of this region. It will help China through Pakistan to do trade with the half of the world countries.
This mega project falls into two parts: transportation and energy. An energy master plan of power generation projects to overcome energy crises would also benefit Pakistan. It is needed to develop and implement a reform roadmap to complete it with out any interruption and hurdles. With the CPEC, there is hope that this project will open new business outlets for businessmen from China, Pakistan and Iran. It will also provide a platform of cooperation in huge agricultural sector and will boost tourism industry of Pakistan.
To achieve maximum economic, industrial and agricultural benefits through CPEC, more consensuses in planning, research, coordination, security and consultation is needed. CPEC is an historic opportunity for Pakistan, to place the country on a high growth economy, create jobs, improve & construct critical infrastructure and augment access to energy. The only thing required is determination to develop right applications and structures; as CPEC has the potential to be one of the biggest economic assets of the future.