Asim Bajwa sheds light on CPEC projects


ISLAMABAD, May 06 (DNA): Chairman China Pakistan Economic Corridor
(CPEC) Authority and Special Assistant to PM on Information Asim Saleem
Bajwa on Wednesday said that the CPEC project is a reality and there was
hindrance in its completion.

“CPEC is an important national project and soon its second and most
important phase will begin,” he said adding that the phase-II would
emphasize on the agriculture, industry, trade and science sectors.

Asim Saleem Bajwa said that it was their priority to establish economic
zones in all provinces of the country while development of Gawadar was
also part of the second phase.

“The development work on economic zones is being expedited,” he said.

Shedding light on the agriculture project, the CPEC Authority chairman
said that China would establish pest control centre in Pakistan to
improve quality of seeds in order to yield better results.

He said that overall 20,000 Pakistani students would visit China on
educational scholarships. “Soon this programme will be announced,” Asim
Bajwa said.

He said that the Pakistan-China Joint Cooperation committee would meet
soon to review progress on the CPEC projects.

The newly appointed SAPM on Information said that he would try to
fulfill his new responsibilities to bring improvement in the media

Asim Saleem Bajwa on April 08 rejected baseless rumours regarding the
slowing down of the CPEC projects amid coronavirus pandemic.

In a message posted on his Twitter account, Asim Saleem Bajwa while
rejecting the baseless propaganda articles said that the CPEC project
was making steady progress as they were in position to launch the
phase-II of the multi-billion project with enhanced scop