Asim vows to unlock northern areas potential under CPEC

Staff Reporter

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Author-ity Chairman Lieutenant General (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa vowed to unlock potential of the country’s Northern Areas in line with Prime Minis-ter Imran Khan’s decision.

In a tweet, the CPEC Authority chairman who is currently on Gilgit Baltistan (GB)’s visit said he met with the GB Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid to discuss with him various projects under CPEC.

During the meeting,he vowed to enhance connec-tivity of GB with rest of the country besides explor-ing new potential areas under CPEC.

He also identified projects in power, agriculture, fishery value chain, and infrastructure, up-gradation of roads and airports, and integrated tourist zones.

Earlier, in another tweet, Asim Bajwa said the im-mense potential of agriculture, livestock and fisher-ies’ sectors in areas close to Khunjrab Pass, GB would be exploited under the umbrella of CPEC.

In a tweet, he said work was underway to address the challenges in the way of benefiting from the potential sectors.

“On Agriculture prospects with farmers of area close to Khunjrab Pass-GB. Agri, livestock and fishery has potential but challenges too, working to address them under CPEC,” he said in the tweet.

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