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CPEC Tower to be established in Islamabad

By Mehtab Haider
March 07, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to establish a China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Tower in the federal capital which will become symbol of friendship between the two countries.

According to the announcement made by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform here on Monday, the decision is reached to build the CPEC Tower in the capital city, Islamabad.

The tower will be the tallest building in the city and will serve as a symbol of socio-economic progress Pakistan is making across all the fronts. Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal noted that the iconic tower will attract investors and will serve as a symbol of branding Pak-China friendship. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Ahsan Iqbal at Planning Commission in Islamabad.

Senior officials from the Planning Ministry other line ministries and departments attended the meeting. A high-level committee to be headed by Malik Ahmed Khan, Member Infrastructure, will work on the proposed CPEC Tower.  While speaking on the occasion, Ahsan Iqbal laid down tasks for the committee. Directions were given to conduct a feasibility study after identifying a suitable site. It was further directed to acquire land in the light of feasibility study.

“The committee should sit with relevant departments to resolve issues of building codes and regulations,” Ahsan Iqbal said. The minister stated that the initiative will provide facilitation to Chinese and other investors from around the world. He further said that the tallest building would help in image building of Islamabad as a sustainable and vibrant city thriving upon entrepreneurship, science and technology, research and development, finance and culture. “The CPEC Tower should be equipped with state of the art hotel, office spaces, commercial spaces and modern facilities,” the minister concluded.