ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a meeting on Wednesday to review progress on CPEC projects and economic cooperation with China, reiterated the commitment for timely completion of CPEC related projects.
The premier said that the CPEC is a manifestation of Pakistan-China friendship.
He said that it is the top priority of the government to expedite the construction while removing the hurdles in CPEC projects.
The Prime Minister assured that his upcoming visit to China and meetings with the Chinese leadership will broaden the horizons of the cooperation between the two countries. He expressed confidence that this visit will help strengthen the already strong relations between the two countries.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology was also in attendance. He apprised the meeting about various areas in which progress was being made. He informed the meeting about the research regarding digital payment, battery storage, agricultural equipment manufacturing, drone technology, solar cell manufacturing and plant and wildlife. He also said that there is immense potential for expanding the bilateral cooperation between China and Pakistan for the promotion of modern technology and the development of fundamental sectors of the economy.
Minister of Planning Khusro Bakhtiar also briefed the meeting regarding the progress being made on the ongoing CPEC projects and the measures being taken to follow the Prime Minister’s directive of expediting the implementation.
Minister for Railways Rashid Ahmed also briefed the meeting regarding the ML-1 projects and its economic and social impacts on the country.