ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and broadcasting, Asim Saleem Bajwa has reaffirmed the commitment in launching and completing all projects under CPEC in Gwadar.
On a social media website Twitter, Saleem Bajwa said, “Gwadar International Airport construction in progress,” said Bajwa in a tweet on Saturday, while sharing pictures of the project.
“We reaffirm our commitment to launching and completing all projects in Gwadar in line with PM’s directive,” he added. Bajwa informed that the project under construction cost about $230 million.
Update:Gwadar International Airport construction in progress. We reaffirm our commitment to launching&completing all projects in Gwadar in line with PM’s directive.Mega Airport costing $230M will be a harbinger of development of Gwadar City/Gwadar Port #cpec#CPECMakingProgresspic.twitter.com/zrXau3zfoz
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that the timely completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the government’s leading priority.
PM Imran Khan had chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress of projects designed under China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The meeting was attended by federal ministers and CPEC officials. The premier was briefed over the current status of different projects being completed under the CPEC plan.
PM Khan expressed satisfaction over the performance of the CPEC Authority and said that the economic corridor was the best plan to bring socio-economic development which also assured the bright future of Pakistan.
He had said that development projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) must be concluded on a fast-track basis and aimed at providing final form to the consultation process on the future plans.
Praising the time-tested friendship with the northern neighbor, the prime minister had said that during the difficult times’ China had always helped Pakistan, and CPEC was a symbol of the multi-dimensional partnership between the two sides.
He also noted that Chinese experiments in the social sector need to be fully addressed, particularly for alleviating poverty and growing agriculture.
Under the second priority phase, the prime minister had directed the CPEC officials to speed up implementation pace on various projects.