Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal on Thursday said the provincial government is making all out efforts for the protection of Chinese residents and companies operating in the largest province of the country.
“The Government of Balochistan is committed to creating conducive environment for Chinese investors and companies,” he said while addressing the tenth meeting of the CPEC Joint Cooperation Committee in Islamabad.
Gwadar port secures a key importance for China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it provides the shortest route to connect the western part of China with the Indian Ocean and the Gulf region.
“We have the largest reserves of copper, gold, chromites and coal in Asia whereas Chinese companies were already operational in the mining sector in Balochistan”, he added.
The meeting was chaired by Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar while Chairman CPEC Authority Khalid Mansoor, Vice Chairman National Development Reforms Committee Ning Tari and other concerned officials participated.
In his address, CM Kamal said CPEC projects in the country were providing employment opportunities as well as basic needs to the citizens.
He added that a framework has been developed to facilitate Chinese investors in the province.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 24th, 2021.
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