Pak-China rail project to turn country into regional business hub
SALIM AHMED LAHORE—Pak-China Mega Railway Project will transform Pakistan into a regional hub of economic development by having an easy access to Chinese Market and attracting a large number of foreign investors. It was stated by Shah Faisal Afridi, President Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry during a meeting with a delegation from Chinese company, China Railway 17th Bureau Group Co., Ltd- CRCC involved in the CPEC railway projects. The members of the delegates were included Xue Jiabin, Deputy General Manager at CRCC, Mr. Xie Fei, Development Manager at CRCC, Tian Wenchang, General Manager at Hebei Dongsangxing technology Co., LTD. The Delegates informed that CRCC is opening offices in Pakistan from where they would be executing and monitoring the CPEC railway projects. Shah Faisal Afridi while addressing the delegation assured the fullest support and assistance of PCJCCI in implementing the said project. He informed that Pakistan Government had decided to carry out the connectivity projects between Pakistan and China on priority basis. He explicated that Mega Rail projects, besides being beneficial to China and Pakistan, would also be useful for neighboring countries. For Pakistan, the proposed project will create thousands of jobs at Gawadar and will also minimize the grievances of the Baloch population, he added.
Faisal Afridi told the delegates that Pakistan is very optimistic for railway mega projects due to the reason that it can be one of the main sources of transforming Pakistan into a regional hub of economic development.