ISLAMABAD: The completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will enhance economic and industrial activities in Gwadar and usher in a new era of development and prosperity in the Balochistan province, said Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Jam Kamal Khan.
“This project would also positively contribute towards national security and solidarity.”
He said a special security division of the Pak Army has been devised for the security of Chinese experts working at CPEC projects.
Khan said the Hub bypass road would be constructed at a cost of Rs13.5 billion from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s special fund to connect Karachi with Balochistan.
He said that after completion of CPEC, Gwadar seaport would serve as a gateway in the region. CPEC would not only reduce unemployment and poverty but also become a source of economic stability and mutual social benefits, Khan added.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2016.
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