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JCC approves three mega projects for KP under CPEC

JCC approves three mega projects for KP under CPEC
December 30, 2016

PESHAWAR, 30 December: The Joint Cooperative Committee (JCC) of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Beijing has approved three mega projects for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The projects approved for the KP include 1700 megawatts run of the river electricity project, circular railway track between Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan and Swabi and establishment of a state-of-the-art economic zone along the Motorway.

KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak also attended the JCC meeting in Beijing and expressed satisfaction over the projects. On the suggestion of Pervaiz Khattak, the meeting also agreed to establish double fast railway track between Peshawar and Karachi and Peshawar-Dera Ismail Khan besides dualisation of the Indus Highway connecting Peshawar with Dera Ismail Khan and onward to Karachi. An agreement was also signed for exchange programme for the students of KP in Shandong University.

The chief minister said while talking to media after the meeting that the issue of western route of CPEC has been resolved now and he is completely satisfied with the working of JCC.

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal is leading the Pakistani delegation in China. Chief ministers of KP, Sindh, Gilgit Baltistan, Ghulam Dastagir, Mohsin Syed and Shahab Ali Shah are part of the delegation.

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