A 3-day workshop on ‘Harnessing the Opportunities and Addressing the Challenges of China Pakistan Economic Corridor’ (CPEC) held at National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST). Chinese Charge d’ Affaires Zhao Li Jian was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, he highlighted the significance of CPEC for Pakistan as well as other countries of the region. He appreciated the resolve of the Pakistani government and its people to make this project a success declaring it as a testimony to the time-tested friendship between the two countries.
He enlightened the participants on Chinese Belt & Road Initiative that aims to have innovation led development across all the countries along Belt & Road.
Zhao also mentioned about various early harvest projects being completed under CPEC and reaffirmed his government’s commitment toward complete success of this project.
Rector NUST, Lt-Gen Naweed Zaman (retd) appreciated active participation of the Chinese as well as Pakistani delegates in the workshop.
The Workshop is NUST’s initiative to bring about a synergy of thoughts of different stakeholders i.e. academia, experts, officials and private sector in order to prepare the ground for the effective implementation of CPEC, with particular reference to the launching of the nine Special Economic Zones envisaged as part of CPEC. Split into four themes, the workshop will have a total of 22 sessions by leading experts from the Chinese and Pakistani sides, Government as well as private sector stakeholders.