PM BRIEFED ON CPEC 6TH JCC PROGRESS
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a
high level meeting and was briefed on the progress made in the
recently held 6th meeting of the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC)
on CPEC that was held in Beijing on 29 December 2016.
PM was briefed that agreement on 300 MW power project has been
signed and the project will be started soon. Moreover, Gwader water
supply project, hospital, technical institutes and mass transit
railway project in the provincial headquarters were also discussed
in JCC at China. It was further briefed that China has agreed to
consider and examine Indus Cascade projects in CPEC.
Prime Minister congratulated the Water & Power Ministry for
securing the US $ 1.5 Billion Lahore – Matiari Transmission Line
project agreement to be funded under CPEC and directed to actively
pursue its implementation. PM also felicitated the Pakistani team
for inclusion of Mass Transit projects in the four
provinces and directed Railways Minister to facilitate the
province’s by giving his Ministry’s technical advice for project
PM said that international investors are now showing keen interest
for investing in Pakistan which is a manifestation of our
successful economic policies and investor friendly environment.
Road connectivity projects will open up under-developed areas of
Pakistan to investment, stated the PM. Overall, the Prime Minister
expressed satisfaction over the progress of CPEC projects.
About establishment of Industrial Parks, PM directed Federal
Authorities to initiate process of providing electricity, gas and
telecommunication to the proposed sites.
Prime Minister appreciated that Provinces are represented in CPEC
projects and it is important so that the benefits of these projects
are equitably distributed among the Federating units.
The meeting was attended by Minister Finance Ishaq Dar, Minister
for Water & Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Planning,
Development & Reforms Ahsan Iqbal, Special Assistant to PM Tariq
Fatemi, Secretary to PM Fawad Hassan Fawad and other senior