Second Phase Of CPEC Projects Worth $17 Billion In Pipeline.

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ISLAMABAD (APP): Projects worth US$ 17 billion under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are in pipeline and advance stage of approval. Out of US$ 46 billion to be invested under CPEC initiative in Pakistan, road network, infrastructure and energy projects worth US$ 18 billion are already under full and active implementation phase.

According to official sources in the ministry of planning, development and reform, the projects are being completed under CPEC at Bin Qasim, Sahiwal, Karakuram Highways, Western Route, Sukkur-Karachi motorway.

He said the CPEC is not only a network of roads, energy projects, infrastructure but it was a framework.

He informed that within two year, energy would be available for every sector after completion of first phase of the initiative.

The early harvest projects under CPEC initiative are moving forward swiftly and first batch including energy and infrastructure projects would be completed by fiscal year 2017-18.

Work on Western route is progressing satisfactorily while Gwadar Airport and Eastbay Expressway in Gwadar are in advanced stages of approval by Chinese side and will have the groundbreaking within a couple of months.

The work on technical and vocational training institutes of Gwadar is being carried out to make them operational as early as possible.

With the completion of the early harvest energy projects, 10,000 MW would be added in national grid by 2018.

As much as 17,045 megawatts of energy would be generated through early harvest prioritized as well as actively promoted CPEC projects all across the country to overcome energy crisis, bolstering economic activities and promote growth.

Electricity of 5,785 megawatt would be generated through various hydel, coal, wind and solar projects in Punjab provinces followed by 5,630 megawatt in Sindh, 2,940 megawatt in Baluchistan, 870 megawatts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while 1,820 megawatt electricity in Azad Jammu and Kashmir under the project.

Out of the total CPEC energy projects, 10,400 would be generated through early harvest prioritized energy projects including 4,4210 MW in Sindh, 3,640 MW in Punjab, 960 MW in Baluchistan, 870 MW in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 720 MW in AJK.

On the other hand, the CPEC the actively promoted energy projects of 6,645 mw included projects of 2,145 mw in Punjab, 1,980 mw in Baluchistan, 1,420 mw in Sindh, 1100 in Azad Kashmir.

Pakistan and China had signed an agreement last year to commence work on CPEC development projects worth over $46 billion.

The corridor aims to connect Gwadar port in Balochistan to China’s Xinjiang region via a network of highways, railways and pipelines spread over 3,000 KM. Work on several sections is in progress.

One thought on “Second Phase Of CPEC Projects Worth $17 Billion In Pipeline.”

  1. Martin Luther King says:

    Pakistan and China Should Take concerns of Custodian People of . Baltistan Formerly Known as Northern Areas.We are not against the Pak China Corridor.But we are totally Ignore by PMLN govt which is anti GB agenda.This party government unequal distribution of due share to 4 provinces and totally ignored the people of Gilgit Baltistan in developmental projects like Punjab 117 Projects,Sindh 103,19 K PK,18 Baluchistan and 6 Islamabad .We as People of Gilgit Baltistan Protest the behavior of pmln Govt and silence of establishment in ignoring the Constitutional status of the most strategic Important region and the people most loyal to State of Pakistan after self freed from United India dogra .While State of Pakistan Ignored the area,always talk about Indian Occupied Kashmir and violate the Human rights of the people of the area who demanded Constitutional status and rights.While Whole World know how we fought kargil 99 and other wars with India.This disgrace is given by Pakistan sitting government and state pillars are silent on grave Issues.We do not believe on conspiracies by other countries but we will not remain fools by lolly pops given by Puppet provincial government set up who are not the true representative,They are brought by hijacking elections.I will also concern Chinese government to pressurize Pakistan solve the constitutional status of this area and also provide a big share of developmental projects here.Other wise all hard work of the combined efforts will be no more effective with out the custodian People of GB and would be a dream.The Indians,Americans and middle east countries are not happy with the project.Kindly both the state should bring the real representative of that area,who are the common people of GB.If again ignored us and think this as a colony it would be night mare to those who undermine and understimate the strength of People of this area.lastly you remember Kashmir after a decade and our media is screaming for indian violation and keep deaf to the grave issues of this area.

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