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Work on several projects underway under second phase of CPEC: Planning Minister

Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal has said China Pakistan Economic Corridor will enhance cooperation between the two countries in diverse fields including agriculture, industry, information technology and science.

He was addressing the 13th Joint Coordination Committee of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in Islamabad today.

The Minister said CPEC has become a transformative force in the region as the flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative especially for Pakistan.

Vice Chairman National Development and Reform Commission Li Chunlin jointly chaired the meeting praised the Planning Minister for his deep commitment to CPEC.

The Planning Minister said Chinese and Pakistani authorities will hold detailed discussions to address challenges regarding CPEC.

He said work is underway on several projects in different sectors including energy, education and environment under the second phase of CPEC.

Ahsan Iqbal said Gwadar port is being built on modern lines, while the ML-1 project will be completed in two phases.

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