On Monday the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC] project was well on course to its completion.
Talking to reporters at China Window during his visit to Peshawar, Mr. Nong said in its first stage the CPEC focused on energy and infrastructure projects which were successfully completed.
He said that most of the energy projects built under the CPEC had been completed and China provided one-third of Pakistan’s electricity requirement during the Covid-19 pandemic at the lowest price.
The ambassador said that under the CPEC’s infrastructure component Lahore’s Orange Line Metro had been completed. He said that some cargo for Afghanistan was coming through Gwadar port.
He said they were constructing and planning several new projects and more and more good news was in the pipeline.
Mr. Nong said that some students from Pakistan could not go back to their classrooms in China due to restrictions related to Covid-19, but they could continue their education online. He said that the cooperation between the two countries on the provision of vaccines was going very smoothly.
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He said that he also visited the Rashakai Special Economic Zone (SEZ) which was very important among the CPEC projects. He said both sides had attached great importance to this SEZ.