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Pakistan to support and facilitate Chinese companies: Imran Khan

By Tahir Ali | Gwadar Pro Feb 6, 2022

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 6 (Gwadar Pro) - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday held meetings with business leaders of mega top state-owned and private enterprises in Beijing, China.

According to an official statement, the executives who met the Prime Minister included chairmen of China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC), China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), Power China, East Sea Group, China Railway Group Limited (CREC), China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC), Beijing Century Industrial Development Co. Ltd (CENTINCO) and CHINAMEX Group.

During the meetings, the Chinese businesspersons briefed the Prime Minister on the progress of their on-going projects in Pakistan and future investment plans worth billions of dollars in the fields of energy, refining, petrochemical, infrastructure development, water management, information and communication technology (ICT) and housing.

China Energy is a Fortune 500 conglomerate operating in the fields of energy, water management, transportation and construction; CSCEC’s major areas of focus are communications and engineering; Power China provides services in the energy and water sectors; East Sea Group is an international energy and chemical trading company; CREC focuses on engineering, real estate development, railways and mining sectors; MCC is the world’s largest metallurgical construction contractor . CENTINCO specializes in industrial, infrastructure refining & petrochemical projects; and CHINAMEX Group has carried out urban development projects in several countries.

Appreciating the interests of Chinese companies for enhancing business ties with Pakistan, the Prime Minister highlighted that the government of Pakistan had offered many incentives to foreign enterprises especially from China for investment in Pakistan Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

The Premier assured that Pakistan would continue to support and facilitate the Chinese companies for their expanded footprints in Pakistan.

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