GWADAR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not only a game changer for Pakistan but for the entire region.
Addressing the ceremony after inaugurating free trade zone and expo in Gwadar, the premier said these two projects are realization of the vision given by Chinese President Xi Jinping and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for developing linkages.
He said that CPEC will bring prosperity in the lives of the peoples.
Highlighting the projects being executed under the CPEC, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said these included road infrastructure and development of Gwadar port which will not only connect the port with Khunjerab but also other countries including Central Asian States.
He said the project also envisages modernization of Pakistan Railways and the establishment of power plants.
Earlier, speaking on the occasion, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Yao Jing said that his country will continue to support Pakistan for further progress and prosperity.
He said the Chinese companies are being encouraged to invest in Pakistan and with the cooperation of both the countries, projects in Gwadar will contribute in the prosperity of the region.