ISLAMABAD, July 11 (TNS): Development of economic zones, most important phase of CPEC: Ahsan


ISLAMABAD, July 11 (TNS): Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says development of economic zones is the most important phase of CPEC.

He said during a meeting with a high level Chinese delegation here on Tuesday.

The meeting reviewed the progress of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and preparations for 7th Joint Cooperation Committee.

Ahsan Iqbal said the CPEC is helping to improve infrastructure, and overcome power outages in the country.

The Minister for Planning said that one belt one road initiative will bring closer the Asian, European and African countries.

He said the development of Gwadar is priority of the government and its master plan will be completed soon.

The Chinese delegates said that every possible effort will be made to ensure the timely completion of CPEC projects. They appreciated Pakistan`s efforts in this regard.

During their four day visit, the Chinese delegation will hold meetings with Pakistani leaders, business community and review the economic zones.

The provincial governments will also brief the delegates about their SEZs and their investment plans.