PR No. 107 Islamabad: November 14, 2017

Mr. Xiang, President China Gezhouba Group International Engineering called on Minister Interior, Planning, Development & Reform Mr. Ahsan Iqbal to apprise about their progress on projects under CPEC. Minister Iqbal encouraged the delegation faster completion and to pursue other potential investments in energy & infrastructure sector of Pakistan.


          Minister Iqbal appreciated Chinese Government & Private Sector for standing with Pakistan socioeconomically in difficult times. Minister Iqbal noted that Government is committed to create and provide a business friendly environment to facilitate investors. CPEC has started contributing towards energy security of Pakistan. Projects are being completed in record time.


          Minister Iqbal noted that NDRC, China suggests a panel of 3 reputed companies for CPEC projects. The lowest bidder gets the project. It is a very transparent process. Minister Iqbal stressed that Govt is highly prioritising construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mahmand Dams to ensure stable supply of energy & food security Minister Iqbal noted that Government is working relentlessly to construct Dasu Dam and many other hydel power projects


          Minister Iqbal termed construction of Dams a key to Pakistan's Future. Minister Iqbal stated that Govt views industrial zones as important element of CPEC. These zones will help in making industrialisation process faster in country.