Proposed 9 industrial zones under CPEC will bring development to every part of country: Ahsan
Says rail-based mass transit projects have been initiated in all the four provincial capitals.
Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal says all provinces are being taken onboard in execution of projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
In an interview, he said nine sites for industrial zones have been decided with consensus in all the four provinces, Gilgit- Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and Islamabad.
Ahsan Iqbal said these zones will pave the way for future economic development of Pakistan.
The Minister said rail-based mass transit projects have been initiated in all the four provincial capitals.
He said an important road from Gilgit-Chitral to Chakdara will connect with Karakoram Highway and benefit the upper areas of the country. Similarly, Mirpur-Muzaffarabad-Mansehra road will link the areas of Azad Kashmir with Karakoram Highway.
Nokundi-Mashkel-Punjgur will connect the far flung areas of Balochistan with the mainstream region.
Replying to a question, the Minister said the western route of CPEC became operational in November 2016, one month ahead of schedule.