Imran Khan speaks at a press conference. File photo
Gulf Today Report
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch work on a mega city development project on November 18 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Rashakai town under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The CPEC connecting China’s resource-rich Xinjiang province with Pakistan’s strategic Gwadar port in Balochistan is regarded as the flagship project of the multi-billion Chinese funded infrastructure schemes.
According to the media reports, Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak announced that Khan will launch the 'CPEC City' in Rashakai.
While addressing a meeting on Sunday minister said, "the city will be constructed under the CPEC (project) and will consist of education and commercial zones, public buildings, apartments, golf course, theme park and sports facilities."
The CPEC is a flagship project of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative that aims to connect Asia, Africa and Europe through a vast network of highways, rail lines and sea lanes.In November 2016, CPEC became partly operational when Chinese cargo was transported overland to Gwadar port for onward maritime shipment to Africa and West Asia, while some major power projects were commissioned by late 2017.
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