Engineering Post Report
Time-tested, all weather and time-tested neighbouring countries China and Pakistan are celebrating first decade of launching and successful implementation of great game change and flagship under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China-Pakistan economic Corridor (CPEC) by organizing functions at the appropriate level in Islamabad and Beijing. Negotiations were also taking place at the highest levels for expanding the CPEC framework to more areas in Pakistan as it enters the second phase.
According to the information gathered from the official sources concerned, the projects launched and ,completed and under implementation under the banner of CPEC were flourishing in all parts and regions of Pakistan and have attracted direct investment of $ 25.4 billion during the just completed first decade.
Gwadar Port, transport infrastructure, energy and industrial cooperation were the four key areas in which CPEC projects were launched, completed and under implementation and at different stages of completion.. The projects under CPEC framework have so far created 192000 employment opportunities, produced 6000 megawatts of electric power, built 510 kilometers of highway’s and added 886 kilometers to the core national transmission network.