Asad seeks action plans for projects made part of CPEC in 30 days

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Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has directed that ac-tion plans should be finalised and submitted within 30 days for the projects which are made part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the 10th JCC meeting.

Asad Umar said this on Friday while presiding over a review meeting of the newly constituted Working Groups on Science and Information Technology Cooperation at the 10th Joint Coordination Committee (JCCl).

In the meeting, the four projects including estab-lishment of the China-Pakistan joint research centre on earth science; acquisition of oceanographic re-search vessel; establishment of the institute of smart semiconductor and establishment of silicon solar cells; and “PV panel fabrication facility of 500 MW/annum, which were made part of CPEC in the 10th JCC meeting, were reviewed and discussed in detail.

Minister for Science & Technology Shibli Faraz said that with the joint efforts of both countries, science and technology applications should be used to accelerate the growth of the economy and solve the problems of the citizens.

He further said that a proper plan and strategy was needed with a regular monitoring system so that Pakistan can obtain maximum benefit from the technology and expertise of the Chinese side.—TLTP

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