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Industrial zones to be established in Rashkai, Mohmand Agency under CPEC: minister

Industrial zones to be established in Rashkai, Mohmand Agency under CPEC: minister

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal. – A file photo

January 05, 2017

PESHAWAR, 5 January: Nine industrial zones, including one in Rashkai in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and another in Mohmand Agency in FATA will be established under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the federal government said.

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said while talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday that the marble city in Mohmand Agency will be given the status of industry under the CPEC initiative. He said consensus was developed on the nine industrial zones at the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting in Beijing, China few days ago which was attended by the chief ministers of the four provinces.

The minister said some new projects were also included in CPEC at the JCC meeting including Metro Bus Service in Peshawar and Gilgit-Chitral-Chakdara road. He said a delegation from China will soon visit Pakistan to finalise the strategy for Peshawar-Karachi Motorway project.

Ahsan Iqbal said more than 5,000 megawatts power projects will be completed under CPEC by 2018.

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