China, Pakistan to jointly advance CPEC with greater efficiency: Chinese DHM

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Dec 2, 2022

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 2 (Gwadar Pro) - Pang Chunxue, Deputy Head of Mission, Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, said on Thursday afternoon that China and Pakistan will jointly advance China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with greater efficiency making it an exemplar of high-quality Belt and Road cooperation.

Speaking as chief guest at an event titled "CPEC's Defining Moment: Prospect and Challenges" organized by Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR), Pang Chunxue highlighted the benefits of CPEC, saying that the landmark projects of BRI-CPEC has achieved fruitful results, bringing in 25.4 billion USD in investment, helping add 6,040 MW of electricity, 886 km of core national transmission network and 510 km of highways.

She said the two sides would make full use of the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of CPEC to ensure the speedy completion of projects under the corridor.

With the promotion of CPEC, she mentioned that Pakistan's energy shortage had been greatly addressed, transport infrastructure has been improved, and local people have gained a large number of employment opportunities.

She stressed that China would always put Pakistan as its priority for cooperation and work in joint hands to address various risks and challenges at regional and international levels, deepen the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, and build a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era.

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