12 New Projects for Balochistan Included in CPEC

BE2C2 Report; Jan 1, 2017 — Following are the 12 new projects for Balochistan which have been approved by th 6th JCC meeting held in Beijing last week:

1) Quetta Mass Transit Train project worth Rs. 25 billion

2) Nok Kundi-Mashkel-Panjgur road, 317 KM in Length worth Rs. 25 billion

3) Quetta Water Supply project worth Rs. 40 billion

4) Industrial estates in Bostan and Khuzdar

5) Work on upgradation of N50 highway

6) Upgradation of Khuzdar-Basima Road

7) Upgradation of Zhob D.I Khan Road 210 KM in length

8) Establishment of Five new berths at Gwadar Port

9) Construction of Eastbay Expressway Phase-II in Gwadar

10 Establishment of Bao Steel Park in Gwadar

11) Establishment of Stainless Steel factory in Gwadar free zone

12) Establishment of Photon Automobile plant in Gwadar Free zone

However, total worth of all 12 projects was not disclosed in the press release issued by the Government of Balochistan.

This decision was taken in the 6th Meeting of Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) in Beijing, China from 27th to 29th of December. JCC is the supreme decision making body of CPEC.

Pakistani delegation was led by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal and included the Chief Ministers of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Total 30 new projects for the CPEC were approved in the meeting and 12 of them are based in Balochistan.

Dubbed as the game changer project since its inception, CPEC has increased in volume from $46 billion to $57 billion after approval of new projects in the 6th JCC meeting.

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