Pakistan

Economic corridor project be a game-changer for entire region: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be a game-changer for the entire region.

He stated this while chairing a meeting to review progress on CPEC.

The Prime Minister said China is Pakistan’s friend and strategic partner, adding that the CPEC will complete on time.

He also directed for enhancing security for Chinese people working in Pakistan will be ensured.

China and Pakistan launched a economic corridor plan this April for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan worth $46 billion, linking their economies and underscoring China’s economic ambitions in Asia and beyond.

The corridor, a network of roads, railways and pipelines, will pass through Balochistan.

The two sides also agreed to strengthen cooperation in civil nuclear energy, space and maritime technology, counter-terrorism and defence.

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