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CPHGC is a priority project of the CPEC.
So far, it has spent nearly 130 million Rupees on Corporation Social Responsibility, including donating a Floating Jetty at Allana Goth, a school of The Citizen's Foundation in Gaddani and a football ground at a local school in Hub, Balochistan.


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Local Citizens Benefit and Support for CPEC Development

Local community support is mandatory for the successful implementation and operation of CPEC projects. If local citizens have positive perspectives toward the development of the CPEC, then they will provide support and keenness to contribute to the development phases. However, the local residents’ support changes with the benefit. According to government officials, CPEC projects are beneficial not only for the economy of Pakistan but also for its local people.

Previous scholars have claimed that the benefits of the CPEC will significantly be shifted to Pakistani citizens (Shaikh et al., 2016). Jalil Abbas Jilani, a Pakistani ambassador, has addressed that CPEC projects not only benefit Pakistani citizens but also change the fortune of the whole region (Makhdoom et al., 2018) because the economic condition of Pakistan will reach its peak and be resolved for sustainable development through development of the CPEC.

The CPEC comprises several industrial projects that are constructive for the economy of local citizens. It also has various electric power plans that will enhance Pakistan’s industrial projects followed by the overall enhancement of the economic environments (Idrees, 2015; Xie et al., 2015). Furthermore, the CPEC will provide a fully functional Gwadar Port that will increase the geopolitical importance of the region and trade through sea routes. All these directions will be positive and favorable to local citizens once the CPEC projects are completed.

CPEC projects appear highly beneficial for the Pakistani community in all facets due to potential advantages. Similar to the findings of Makhdoom et al. (2018), the CPEC not only is the name of a business route between Pakistan and China but also is an entire set of industrial, education, economic, and infrastructure development projects.

CPEC projects are broadly categorized into three major projects, namely, Gwadar Port, road transportation infrastructure, and energy sector development. Scholars have reported that the CPEC is a game-changer project for Pakistan and that it has the potential to increase the lowest economic state of Pakistan and generate thousands of new employment opportunities for the Pakistani community.

Considerable research and several government officials have considered CPEC projects to be beneficial for Pakistan and China as they provide an easy, safe, short, and reliable access to the former country in the Arabian Sea through Gwadar Port (Kanwal et al., 2020). Some CPEC projects have entered into the completion stage, some have already been completed, and some are still being developed on a fast track.

These projects generate business and job opportunities for local residents. According to the estimation of CPEC projects, the CPEC will change the future of the Pakistani local community by increasing accessibility, economic opportunities, transport infrastructure, industrial zones, and business opportunities in Pakistan (Qureshi, 2015). The present study empirically investigates the attitudes and benefits of local Pakistani citizens and their support for the development of the CPEC.
 

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China will invest in human development infrastructure under CPEC by launching Pakistan as a pilot country for the Health Silk Road (HSR), says Pakistan’s Economic Haroon Sharif in an article published by Gwadar Pro.

He recalled in May 24, 2020, Wang Yi, China’s Foreign Minister said China will work with other countries along the Belt and Road to vigorously promote cooperation on the Health Silk Road (HSR) as after the epidemic, the need for cooperation in the field of public health will increase significantly. China’s commitment to BRI projects remained unchanged.

The article added, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged that a Covid-19 vaccine from China will be made a “global public good”.

Following this, the Chinese government also announced that the vaccines will be made available in an equitable manner and at a fair and reasonable price.
 

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