JWG expresses satisfaction over projects under $1bn Chinese grant

A meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Socioeconomic Development under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held on video link to discuss the progress of project under the Chinese grant of $1Bn.
The meeting was co-chaired by Boqing, vice chairman, China International
Development and Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) from Chinese side, and Mathar Niaz Rana, secretary, Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives from Pakistani side.
The meeting reviewed the progress of fast-track and priority projects. The
projects including agriculture technology laboratories, provision of equipment and tools and demonstration stations in the agriculture sector, smart classroom project and overseas student scholarship programme in the education sector, Pakistan Vocational Schools Equipment and solarization project in Balochistan, in addition to drinking water supply project for the AJK and the KP.
Pak-China Friendship Hospital, Vocational Technical School and desalination plant in Gwadar were also discussed. It was also suggested to establish the Burn Centre projects in all the provinces and regions on priority.
Both sides expressed satisfaction over the progress of the on-going projects.
During the meeting the secretary planning suggested holding monthly review meetings to speed up the implementation of the projects under the framework.