Media conclave reviews CSR, socioeconomic development under CPEC

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Speakers at a two-day media conclave and roundtable conference appreciated the role undertaken by Chinese companies working in Gwadar in the domain of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

However, they highlighted the importance of effective development communication and positive engagement with local communities for the effectiveness and long-term success of these projects.

The conclave titled “CSR Initiatives in Gwadar (The Gateway to CPEC).” was jointly organized by Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Islamabad and the University of Gwadar in collaboration with China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHC), Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) and Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) in the strategic port town. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman, Gwadar Port Authority (GPA), Naseer Khan Kashani stressed the importance of bringing the locals together through CSR. —APP

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