SEZs’ operationalization top priority: Asad

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Nong Rong says 10th JCC, JWC meetings to open new avenues of coop


Mohammad Arshad
Islamabad

Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China, Nong Rong and Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar, Monday, discussed the matters relating to the upcoming meetings of 10th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC), Joint Working Group (JWG) and economic cooperation between the two countries. Secretary Planning and Chairman CPEC Authority also participated in the meeting.

A few days back, Chairman China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa said that the much-awaited JCC meeting would open new vistas for the CPEC and expedite work on the under-construction projects.

He said the meeting would help enhance cooperation between the two countries in the fields of science and technology, agriculture, industries and the Gwadar Port. More infrastructure-related projects will also be pledged in the JCC meeting, he said.

Similarly on Thursday last Chinese Ambassador had announced that the long-awaited Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would convene later this month.

CPEC had now moved from infrastructure, energy, and development to agriculture, industry, IT, science and technology.

Urbanisation, digitisation, and modernisation are the pre-requisites for rapid development in the years to come, he added.

In Monday’s meeting Asad Umar expressed his satisfaction over the progress and work done by Joint working Groups (JWG) and said that the CPEC projects pace of implementation would be further accelerated in the weeks and months to come.

He said that the establishment and operationalization of the Special Economic Zones is currently among the top priorities.

The SEZs would enable setting up joint ventures in manufacturing that would integrate the enterprises from both sides.

The Ambassador said that the JCC would provide an opportunity to give further boost to bilateral cooperation under the CPEC umbrella. He said that the upcoming meeting would also open many new avenues of cooperation.

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