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Chinese Ambassador visited Ministry of Maritime Affairs in Islamabad

By Pervaiz Mughal | Gwadar Pro Dec 18, 2021

ISLAMABAD, Dec 18th (Gwadar Pro) - Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong and Federal Minister, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, discussed CPEC energy projects and Gwadar development.

Ali Haider Zaidi discussed matters of mutual interests of Pakistan and China with Ambassador Nong Rong. The projects including Karachi Comprehensive Coastal Development Zone (KCCDZ), Solar Panel Installation at Gwadar, the completion of EastBay Expressway and functioning of Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute at Gwadar were under discussion. Both Minister and Ambassador agreed upon expediting the work on these projects to get the maximum benefits for the two countries.

 The Minister underscored that the people of Gwadar would get immense benefits from these projects, including huge employment opportunities, quality roads, housing, healthcare as well as educational facilities.

Ambassador Nong Rong also emphasized the importance of these projects for the Gwadar by giving the example of a Chinese fishing village turning into a Mega City with a population of 20 million. He further highlighted the opportunities that would be given to the local population for the development of the city to become a Maritime city.

Minister Zaidi also discussed the importance of CPEC in the region, connecting the Central Asian Republics to the ports of Pakistan, by giving them access to huge markets. He believes that Pakistan is on the road to becoming a Maritime Power and the partnership with China plays a pivotal role in achieving this goal.

“For me, it’s one country, China and Pakistan” stated by the Minister while stressing upon the brotherly relationship between the two countries.

 The Ambassador invited the Minister to visit the Embassy of China to further discuss the development and completion of these projects.

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