Work on CPEC stopped because of PTI government, Ahsan Iqbal

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Work on CPEC stopped because of PTI government, Ahsan Iqbal

Islamabad: Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that unfortunately since 2018, the work on CPEC has slowed down and the work on CPEC has stopped due to the then government.

In the press briefing after the JCC meeting, Ahsan Iqbal said that it is an honor for me that today I chaired ten of the 13 meetings. China’s investment came in energy, infrastructure and other sectors, unfortunately. Since 2018, the work on CPEC has slowed down and the work on CPEC has stopped due to the then government.

He said that on five different corridors, we have told China that we are ready to proceed on them, the projects which are in the pipeline and the projects which were pending will also be started quickly.

He said that the work on ML-1 was stalled due to financial problems on the part of Pakistan, the cost of ML-1 has been approved by CDWP at 6.8 million dollars, this project was also pending since 2018. It has been said that the bidding process should be started on it.

Ahsan Iqbal said that there was a discussion in the JCC meeting about working in the resource sector in addition to the Gwadar infrastructure energy in Phase 2, the issue of climate change and protecting water resources, Balochistan Pakistan. will become the mineral capital, security was also discussed, we regret that the lives of the Chinese brothers who lost their lives at Dasu Dam were informed about the security measures that Pakistan is taking.

He said that CPEC is a national project of Pakistan, the JCC meeting minutes will be signed on the occasion of the Prime Minister’s visit to China, a security force of 10,000 personnel has been created, and all efforts are being made to implement security protocols. do

He said that these terrorist incidents are an attempt to influence CPEC, first ML1 will keep the track at 120 then work on 160.

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