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International CPEC moot planned

By Our Correspondent
February 16, 2019

Islamabad : With the upcoming completion of Phase 1 of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by the end of 2019, Phase 2 Industrial Cooperation is picking up speed.

It is powered by rapidly developing public and private Special Economic Zones (SEZs), industrial relocation from China, attracting FDI into Pakistan, and growing opportunities for trade through new products and markets.

Obortunity, Pakistan’s premier CPEC-focused firm, and National Defence University (NDU) are organising an International CPEC Workshop (ICPECW), a 2.5 weeks international learning and networking platform on CPEC, spanning Beijing, Islamabad and Gwadar. ICPECW will be held in Beijing, Islamabad, and Gwadar from April 17 to May 3, 2019.

The ICPECW will bring participants up-to-speed on the key areas and challenges of CPEC and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), to the point where they can conceive and implement solutions.

Participants will build a network of key public and private sector individuals, in China and Pakistan.

They will see for themselves where the CPEC stands and where it is headed, and they will be able to rapidly formulate and implement their own strategy of benefiting from CPEC, a unique economic opportunity for Pakistan and the region.

To ensure the success of Phase 2 of CPEC, intense involvement of the private sector is required, and ICPECW promises to herald this new era. Government to government collaboration conceived CPEC, and with the private sector as a partner, built the foundations focusing on transport infrastructure, Gwadar Port and electricity generation.