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Islamabad: 3rd May 2023: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal directs Ministries to finalize the proposals of the development projects for the upcoming 12th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting.
In a meeting chaired by the Federal Minister, progress on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Projects was reviewed. Chief Economist Dr. Nadeem Javed and Adviser on Maritime Affairs Jawad Akhtar, along with representatives of relevant ministries, attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed progress made on ML1 and KCR, as well as the upgradation of Yarik-Zhob, Mirpur-Muzaffarabad Mansehra, BabuSer Tunnel, DI Khan, and Alternative Alignment Motorway connecting Karachi to Hyderabad projects. Minister Iqbal directed ministries to prepare a report on projects that will bring economic and social benefits to Pakistan on the completion of one decade of CPEC, and instructed them to ensure the provision of facilities for investors under CPEC.
To mark the completion of one decade of CPEC in 2023, nationwide celebrations will be held. The government is taking proactive steps to protect investment, and the Planning Ministry is working diligently to ensure the provision of facilities for investment under CPEC.