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Mar 21, 2007
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CPEC Authority Chairman and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Lt-Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a non-political international project and work for its completion is in progress on a fast pace.

“There is no political hindrance in its way. The project is Pakistan’s future as well as a tangible reality and no compromise will be made on it,” the chairman said while talking to a delegation of senior journalists on Wednesday.

Bajwa said Pakistan takes decisions in its interest and there should be no doubt that the CPEC project “is in the best interest of the country”, adding that “no external pressure will be accepted”.

He said that the working plan of both the routes from Khunjrab to Gwadar has been completed and the remaining link routes will be added into the plan in the next few months.

“The second phase of this multibillion-dollar project is crucial for the development of the country and construction work will soon be started.”

Describing the projects in the second phase of CPEC, Bajwa said, “Special emphasis is on agriculture, industries, trade, and science and technology sectors.”

He said that the highest priority was to make functional the economic zones in the four provinces, adding that Gwadar’s development projects were included in the second phase of the CPEC.

He also said that Pak-China Cooperation Committee would soon conduct a conference.

On the locusts’ attack, which is damaging the crops on a large scale in the country, Bajwa said that China would establish a pest control centre in Pakistan.

“The quality of seeds is being improved to strengthen the crops against infestation,” Bajwa added.

On the scholarship programme, he said that the headway had been made in the programme. “Twenty thousand Pakistani students will go on scholarships to China.”
Source: Express Tribune

I think the Chairman is mistaken, there is no end completion date. This is an ongoing project and the major milestone will be reached when there is a rail link across Karakorum pass linking Pakistan rail to Kashgar, Torugart and Alashankou. then Pakistan's economy will reach $10 Trillion, Khansaheeb's guarantee.
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CPEC excellent project for socio-economic progress, says PM Imran

Premier commends performance of CEPC authority under the chairmanship of Lt-Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa

July 03, 2020


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday reviewed the progress of projects under the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and expressed satisfaction over the performance of CPEC authority.

While chairing a meeting in Islamabad, the premier said CPEC is the "best project" for the economic and social development of the country. The project guarantees prosperous future of the country, he added.

PM Imran also reiterated that the government will make all-out efforts to ensure the timely completion of CPEC projects across the country, saying all segments of the society will benefit from the scheme.

While applauding the performance of CEPC authority, under the chairmanship of Lt-Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa, the prime minister directed for all necessary measures to further improve its working as well as capability.

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PM briefed on progress of CPEC Projects.Directed all projects must be completed expeditiously,their dividend must reach all Pakistanis. #CPEC a reflection of Pak China iron brotherhood&guarantor of our future prosperity.Appreciated Authority for effective role #CPECMakingProgress
11:18 AM · Jul 3, 2020

During the meeting, the prime minister was briefed in detail about the status of the ongoing projects under CPEC.

Federal ministers Asad Umer, Khusro Bakhtiar and Umer Ayub, PM's aide on commerce Razzak Dawood and Lt-Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa, who is also the PM's special assistant on information and broadcasting, among other officials attended the session.
Govt committed to complete all projects in Gwadar, says Lt-Gen Bajwa

CPEC Authority chairman says mega airport costing $230m would be harbinger of development

July 04, 2020


Lt-Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa says construction work on Gwadar International Airport is in full swing. PHOTO: TWITTER/@AsimSBajwa

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Chairman Lieutenant General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Saturday reaffirmed the government's resolve to complete all projects in Gwadar in line with the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Sharing photos of under-construction Gwadar International airport in a tweet, Bajwa said the construction work on Gwadar International Airport was in full swing.

“We reaffirm our commitment to launching and completing all projects in Gwadar in line with PM’s directive.”
Huripur....The prime minister also appreciated the energy ministry, CPEC authority, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab governments for the agreement over the project. CPEC Authority Chairman Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa, on the occasion, said the project would be completed by utilising the indigenous resources.

He said work on CPEC projects continued with full force despite COVID-19 pandemic, generating job opportunities. He further briefed that during the last ten days, they had signed agreements for bringing worth $4 billion investment and for generation of 1,800 MW low-cost power in the country. These projects would provide jobs to about 8,000 locals. Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, Chinese company authorities, ministers and senior officials were present during the ceremony.
After the hardships, finally ushered in the first chartered flight.
Due to the epidemic, numerous Chinese workers were stuck in china at the beginning of thia year, however the Construction activities were remained continued during this difficult time.
A team of Chinese workers have reached and after Quarantine and other necessary precautionary measures they will join Construction activities at CPEC Project.

#CPEC #China #Pakistan

Asim Saleem Bajwa


Mobilisation for Diamer Bhasha:Historic milestone as PM kicks off mega construction work at Diamer Bhasha Dam today.6.4 MAF Water reservoir,will add 1.2 M acres for agriculture,4500 MW cheaper,greener Hydel power, steel/cement/construction boost,16000 jobs.#pakistanmakingprogress
CPEC's Special Economic Zones pulling in colossal intrigued:

July 20, 2020

Chairman CPEC Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa gave a briefing to Senate Standing Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Monday and informed that work on the western route is under progress and Rashakai Special Economic Zone (REZ) will be inaugurated soon

Pakistan People’s Party leader Senator Sherry Rehman chaired the meeting held for a briefing on CPEC ongoing projects. It is pertinent to note that 1000 acres Rashakai Special Economic Zone (REZ) is located near M-1 Nowshera and set to be established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Asim Saleem Bajwa said: “Applications are being received for investment in Faisalabad Special Economic Zone while Chinese have been expressing their interest in Dhabeji Special Economic Zone. Additional land is being acquired for Hub Industrial Zone” CPEC Authority Chairman briefed the committee that agriculture has been included in CPEC Joint Working Group.

Asim Saleem Bajwa said that work on Hoshab-Awaran Motorway would start soon while Pakistan is also erecting fences on Iran border.

Bajwa said 100km fence will be erected soon while construction of roads will revolutionise the area. The CPEC Authority chairman said Railway Transmission System will be changed under ML-1 project while a large dry port will also set up.

Bajwa said the goods from China will reach Havelian, the second-largest municipality in the Abbottabad district, where a very large dry port will be established for the purpose.
“Railway Engineers will be trained from Moscow, Germany and the UK. He said ECNEC has approved the ML-1 project.
“Pakistan Railway’s transport share will increase from 4 percent to 20 percent,” he added.

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