pakistan and china, vice president wang, CPEC projects

Yesterday, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan arrived in Islamabad for a three-day official visit, and was awarded with Nishan-e-Pakistan by President Arif Ali Alvi. Pakistan and China launched four China, Pakistan and Economic Corridor CPEC Projects in the fields of energy, technology and education.

The dignitaries of the two neighboring countries shared the event here at the Capital of Pakistan. The event also included the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiar, Finance Advisor Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, and members of the delegation from China.

Among the four CPEC Projects between the Pakistan and China, first one was the laying of a transmission line of 660kv from Matiari and Lahore to assist in the transmission of power from the coal-based plants, which are located at Thar, Port Qasim and Hub. At the end result, it would have the capability to transmit 2000MW power with 10 overload hanging for two hours.

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Next in line was the revealing of the Rashakai Special Economic Zone (RSEZ), whom aim was to promote industrialization through a world-class industrial infrastructure established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This is located in the center of the Karakoram Corridor and ML-1 Development Corridor. It will become a key trade point and the logistics hub connecting in line Kashgar with Kabul and Gwadar, under the Belt and Road initiative.

The leader also inaugurated the Confucious Institute, under the honor of Confucious, a Chinese Philosopher, in which the institute will mainly serve the purpose of providing Chinese Education, cultural promotion and cultural exchange between Pakistan and China, and including other activities as well.

The ceremony at the capital of Pakistan marked the Huawei Technical Support Center to launch in Pakistan as the China’s promise to make massive investment in Pakistan.

Before the President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan held delegation level talks with the Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan.

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