ISLAMABAD: Punjab and Sindh will enjoy major gains in the upcoming joint coordination committee (JCC) of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework as the government has decided to incorporate new infrastructure and socioeconomic development projects in the provinces.
The development was shared with provincial ministers in separate meetings by Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Khusro Bakhtiar.
The CPEC is entering into the next stage of development with the ninth JCC scheduled to be held on November 6 in Islamabad. In the past six years, the $ 60 billion CPEC framework saw the completion of a number of power projects and road networks.
“Under socioeconomic framework, projects of welfare nature will be executed across the country for the betterment of the people,” said Bakhtiar. “Projects will be recommended based on economic viability and after due diligence under CPEC plans.”
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