CPEC a sign of prosperity for entire region: minister

Published: May 26, 2018
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. PHOTO: REUTERS

QUETTA: Provincial Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Haji Mir Ghulam Dastagir Khan Badeni on Friday said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project was a game changer for economic development of the country and a sign of prosperity for the entire region.
Talking to APP, he said the entire country, especially the people of Balochistan, would benefit from the project while the people related to the transport sector would also get maximum relief.

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“Gwadar Port is the backbone of CPEC and it would increase the business opportunities as well as volume of trade,” he reiterated.
He said that development in his constituency Naushki had always been his first priority, adding that he would continue his services for the people and betterment of the province.
Badeni said that if he was re-elected in general elections 2018, his first task would be to develop Naushki into a modern industrialised town.

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The incumbent government was taking exemplary measures to ensure provision of education in respective areas of the province, he added.
It was also the responsibility of teachers to play their professional role for improving quality of education in the respective areas, he said.
He said the present government had allocated a large amount of funds for education and clean water in order to provide basic facilities to the masses in Balochistan, adding that especially schools and colleges in every district would be established for better education.

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“The establishment of new universities and medical colleges have been given special attention,” he informed.
Badeni said Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo was making all-out efforts for the prosperity of the province.
“The budget presented by the incumbent government is historic,” he added.
He said that collective projects were promoted and funds had been provided to each district equally.
He maintained that with the completion of CPEC project, Pak-China bilateral ties would be strengthened further.

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