Islamabad: Asim Saleem Bajwa, the chairman of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lieutenant General (retired), said that CPEC will completely change the country’s construction and development. The ML-1 project will be completed soon and the highway network will be laid.
He said that the railway’s transport share will increase from 4% to 20%. A large dry port will be established in Havelian and an economic zone will be established.
According to details, the Senate CPEC Standing Committee held a meeting under the chairmanship of Senator Sheri Lehman.
CPEC Chairman Asim Saleem Bajwa said in a brief introduction to the meeting that the ML-1 project will replace the railway transmission system.
ECNEC has approved the US$7.2 billion ML-1 project. After the project is completed, the railway transportation share will increase from 4% to 20%.
He said that railway engineers will be trained together with Russia, Germany and the United Kingdom. The Orange Line train project will also be open to the public soon.
In response to questions, the CPEC chairman said that border fences with Iran are being carried out, and a 100-kilometer fence will be established soon.
In a further briefing to the committee, he said that the Rashke Special Economic Zone is about to open. He added that Faisalabad and Darbegi will also become special economic zones, and the Mansela Takote Expressway will also open soon.
Committee Chairman Sherry Rehman and other senators were satisfied with the CPEC Chairman’s briefing and stated that the project is moving in the right direction.
Senator Sirama-ul-Haq of Ame (Ime) Jamaat-e-Islami also paid tribute to Asim Saleem Bajwa. He said that despite the presence of coronavirus, the CPEC chairman did not have any answers to questions.
Senators from the Balochistan Province should not be impressed by Asim Saleem Bajwa’s interest in the construction and development of the Balochistan Province.