Pakistan has achieved many milestones under CPEC: Ahsan


Federal Minister for Interior, Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, on Friday said that Pakistan has achieved many milestones under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and removed main bottleneck for the development of the country.
He was addressing the conference organized at Pakistan International Trade Fair (PITF 2017) here at the EXPO Centre.
The Minister further said that Pakistan is rising and we assure the world that CPEC will facilitate the whole region. Under the CPEC many projects have been materialized and now exist on the grounds.
He specially shed light on energy projects and said within a four years of time under CPEC project around 10,000 Megawatt energy projects are in progress.
Today, loadshedding has been minimized and industrial sector is being provided uninterrupted electricity and gas supplies.
Under the CPEC we are working on many strategies including infrastructure development, energy generation, transport infrastructure as around US$ 35 billion earmarked for energy sector only.
Today, CPEC is connecting whole Pakistan and within a short span of time Karachi and Hyderabad will be called as twin cities as CPEC has shortened the distance between the both cities.
Karachi-Peshawar Motorways will be completed by 2019. Karachi Railway project now has been made a part of CPEC. We have reduced the distance between Quetta and Gawadar under the CPEC. Its distance now has been reduced to only 8 hours long. He said many other benefits are being materialized under the CPEC. Industrialists are happy and citizens can find more job opportunities as compared to past.—APP.

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