CPEC best gift from China: CM Bizenjo

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 PM inaugurates Gwadar Free Zone, Expo 2018

From Mehmood Langau

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo yesterday said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a gift from our brotherly country China, which would provide number of opportunities to our people and also promote investment.

He stated this while addressing an inaugural ceremony of Gwadar Expo 2018 and first phase of Gwadar Free Zone here. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was the chief guest on the occasion.

Bizenjo said CPEC is very important project for the people of Balochistan, as it is a game changer which would open new era of development for the people of the province.

He said are creating a favorable environment for investment in province, our law enforcement agencies are making all-out efforts for restoration of lasting peace.”

CM said that with the assistance of federal government the educational institutions throughout the province would be improved. It would be ensured that people of province get clean drinking water and better treatment facilities in the hospitals.

He said that Balochistan government has been able to successfully co-operate with stakeholders of CPEC in the broader interest of the country and are ready to take every step which would enhance investment in the province.

He said that Balochistan holds great importance due to its geographical location and abundant natural resources. It has less population and large number of unexplored resources. This ratio of population and resources are a blessing for the development of any region.

The Chief Minister said that unfortunately, yet we could not take advantage of natural resources.

Chief Minister sought the assistance of federal government for fulfilling the water and electricity needs of emerging city of Gwadar. He said that connecting Gwadar to the national grid and the water pipeline project from Shadi Kode team to Gwardar is important in this regard. These two projects can meet water and electricity requirements of Gwadar.

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