Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority is formulated to accelerate the enforcement of the CPEC projects.
While chairing the meeting held to review progress on CPEC projects, the PM stated that CPEC projects would not only aid the two countries but it will also facilitate the entire region. He stated that timely completion of CPEC is the government’s leading priority. Minister for Planning Khusru Bakhtiar briefed the meeting about the progress made on various CPEC projects including ML-I, Gwadar Port, and power sector and infrastructure projects. The meeting was informed about Port Qasim Coal-fired Power Plant, Gwadar Power Plant, Kohala Hydropower projects, Hubco, Thar coal power projects, as well as Sukkur-Multan Motorway, Thakot-Havelian section and New Gwdar Industrial Airport.
The PM was informed that Multan-Sukkar motorway has been completed and would be inaugurated soon. The Prime Minister gave approval of the project for converting Pakistan Television transmission in digital system in collaboration with China.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Communication Murad Saeed, Minister for Power Omer Ayub, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, chairman Board of Investment, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and others.