GB be­ing fully in­cluded in CPEC

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(GB) is be­ing fully in­cluded in China-Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor (CPEC) through Ecofriendly eco­nomic projects in dif­fer­ent ar­eas.

A re­gional grid for Gil­gitBaltistan is be­ing es­tab­lished, plus a plan for tourism on At­tabad lake, Khun­jer­abIs­lam­abad fi­bre op­tic cable, ini­tia­tive for min­ing of min­er­als, hy­del projects, upgra­da­tion of KKH high­way, es­tab­lish­ing an En­gi­neer­ing Univer­sity and a Med­i­cal Col­lege, of­fi­cial sources in the Min­istry of Plan­ning, De­vel­op­ment and Re­form said here on Mon­day.

The Pak­istan-China Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor (CPEC) pass­ing through Gil­gitBaltistan in the north to reach the Gwadar port in the south of the coun­try would bring pros­per­ity in the coun­try, es­pe­cially in Gil­git-Baltistan. The Cor­ri­dor would prove as a mile­stone in the his­tory and it would also pro­mote the tourism in Gil­git-Baltistan, which would ul­ti­mately in the favour of lo­cal public. Ac­cord­ing to ex­perts, the CPEC will boost tourism of 73,000 sq kilo­me­ters re­gion, which is called a par­adise for moun­taineers and is home to five of high­est peaks above 8,000 me­ters as well as more than 50 moun­tains over 7,000 me­ters besides be­ing home to the world’s sec­ond high­est peak K-2 and the Nanga Par­bat.

They said, Gil­gitBaltistan has po­ten­tial to gen­er­ate over 30,000 megawatts of elec­tric­ity, which should be har­nessed. Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial sources, a food pro­cess­ing plant would be set up near Gil­git to en­hance ex­port of fruits be­ing pro­duced in Gil­git-Baltistan (GB).—APP

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