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CPEC has laid foundation of rapid development and prosperity in the country, Says CM Balochistan

By: Saeed Yousuf

Gwadar: Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sana Ullah Khan Zehri on Tuesday said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had laid foundation of rapid development and prosperity in the country.

“The whole region including Pakistan will get productive benefits of the mega project,” he added.

Addressing to the two days international Maritime/CPEC Conference organized by Pakistan Navy held at Gwadar.

On the prestigious event Federal Minister’s, Provincial Minister’s, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zaka Ullah, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chinese Ambassador Mr. Sun Weidong, Chief Secretary Balochistan Saif Ullah Chatta, Commander Southern Command Gen. Amir Riaz, IG Police Balochistan Ahsan Mehboob, Intelengesia, civil military higher official’s, national and international delegates were present.

CM Balochistan said, “CPEC will be the game changer and bring prosperity, growth, development in the country and also bring valuable innovative opportunities for the country and the entire region will get maximum productivity.”

In addition he said that Balochistan government by the cogent coalition support of the security forces and the general public brought peace, law and order situation in the province become improved.

In like manner he said, “The concept of “One route-one belt” by the Chinese is an envisioned approach that is going to be result oriented, this project of CPEC is one of the main thematic areas of OBOR”.

He eluded that CPEC would bring futuristic implacable job opportunities; more than 700,000 people would get direct job opportunities that would contribute 7% of the overall GDP of the country, and the indirect circle of economic opportunities were more than expectations.

In the viewpoint he said “Under the CPEC initial phase many projects are near to completion or are completed, that includes the construction of Gwadar airport at the cost of $250 million in progress and will be completed in 2019.”

He specified that other important projects include the construction of East Bay Express way, $100 Million 150 bedded hospital by the Pak-China friendship hospital and Vocational training institute, Gwadar water supply scheme, installation of 300 MW power plants.

Adding more, he said that National Highway Authority is constructing 100kms long Besima-Khuzdar road network.
“Linking Gwadar with the rail network feasibility work is under process. Other projects include Gwadar safe city project, China foundation for peace Faqir colony Gwadar has been built and the land was donated by the Balochistan people. Improving the security of CPEC a new security division has been approved by the federal government.” He added.

On the occasion Naval Chief briefed the participants about the preparedness, opportunities and available options In the Pakistan Navy.

Published in The Balochistan Point on December 13, 2016

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