Pakistan to Undertake 27 Projects Via $1 Billion Chinese Grant

Pakistan, with a grant of $1 billion from China will undertake 27 projects in multiple sectors including:

  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Education
  • Drinking water
  • Poverty alleviation

The Joint Working Group on the socio-economic development of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had identified six sectors for the projects to be launched during the second phase of CPEC.

The second phase will also include projects for upgradation and renovation of vocational and technical schools, solar power lighting projects, smart classroom projects, medical equipment for hospitals, provision of agricultural tools and equipment and setting up of Pakistan-China joint agricultural laboratories.

Projects such as solar power lighting equipment for Balochistan, provision of solar water pumps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, water filtration plants in Azad Kashmir and smart classroom project for higher education are in the fast track category.

Pakistan is already benefitting from the energy and infrastructure projects which were completed under CPEC and these projects will provide a foundation for setting up nine special economic zones in the second phase of CPEC.

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