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Poverty alleviation is a priority area in the second phase of CPEC: Chinese DCM

  • June 28, 2019
Poverty alleviation is a priority area in the second phase of CPEC: Chinese DCM
Image caption Poverty alleviation is a priority area in the second phase of CPEC: Chinese DCM

Deputy Head of Mission of the Chinese Embassy Zhao Lijian hoped that the government of Pakistan would introduce subsidised policies to attract the investors to develop special economic zones (SEZs), an important part of Pakistan’s socio-economic development.

He was speaking in an ‘in-house interactive session’ hosted by the Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR) on Thursday.

The IICR’s Chief Executive Saba Aslam welcomed the Chinese side and extended her gratitude to Zhao and other officials of the Chinese Embassy for their cooperation and support in making the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) successful.

Zhao Lijian spoke about the CPEC progress especially in context of its second phase, mainly the development of SEZs and promotion of agriculture and social sectors.

He said the second phase of CPEC has already started, focusing on its fast industrial growth. He was confident that federal and provisional governments will be undertaking supportive measures for smooth and rapid functioning of the industrial network.

He said the 2nd phase of CPEC is highly important for development of social sector in carrying forward the government’s poverty alleviation plan.

He pointed out that under social development’s plan the Chinese government has launched pilot project for poverty alleviation through which significant growth will be seen in improving the living standard of the common man.

At the same time, Zhao Lijian said that there is also special focus on agriculture sector for which Chinese government is willing to help Pakistan with its expertise and technology.

The Chinese DHM also said that CPEC and BRI are inclusive projects and open for all welcoming third party participation.

He further added that by the end of this month one of the milestones will be achieved with the completion of power plant at Thar having capacity of 660MW.

Commenting on trade war between Beijing and Washington Zhao said that China has no intention to engage its potential and energy in such sort of war, whereas it prefers normalizing the tensions since it is in interest of both the parties.

Both the countries are interdependent on each other in giving boost to their economic sector. He regretted that the attitude of the United States seems non-serious towards this problem since they are bullying Beijing through its rigid and non-serious approach in the matter, he added.

Chairman IICR Maj Gen (r) Raza Muhammad thanked Zhao for his ideas and thought-provoking remarks, saying this reflects seriousness and sincerity on the part of the Chinese government for their active support in the country’s socio-economic development. He said that the people and the government of Pakistan want to see CPEC successful. They are highly indebted to Chinese side for their all-out support at their difficult time, he added.


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