Power generation projects under CPEC to be ready by 2017

ISLAMABAD- The power generation projects of coal, hydel, solar and wind under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would be completed by December 2017 and the Western Route by 2016 leading to socio-economic revolution in the country.
“The CPEC project would also help usher in a new era of prosperity across the country specially in the province of Balochistan”, Project Director of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Maj Gen (R) Dr. Zahir Shah told APP here.
He said that due to improvement in the law and order situation in the country, the foreign investors were coming to Pakistan for investments due to conducive investment environment. He said that owing to the CPEC, new industries would be set up in Balochistan which would help create employment opportunities for the people of the province besides improving their living conditions in the region.
Maj Gen (R) Dr.Zahir Shah said that after the completion of the CPEC project,it would not only help bring prosperity in the two countries but also be a fate changer for the entire South Asian region.
He added that the CPEC was a complete package for the cooperation in different fields between Pakistan and China including information network, basic infrastructure, energy, industries, agriculture, tourism which would also provide a platform for the socio economic prosperity to three billion population of the entire region.
He said that under the CPEC the important projects included Gawadar port upgradation, Gawadar expressway, Gawadar international airport and Karachi-Sukkur motorway.
The Project Director said that the government was according top priority to CPEC projects in order to promote prosperity, social and economic justice and common good for the people in the region.
He informed that in October this year a two-day meeting would be held here to discuss matters relating to transport infrastructure in which the pace of development of the projects under the economic corridor would be reviewed.

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