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Chinese officials, companies irked at ‘hurdles’ in way of CPEC

QUETTA: ‘Hurdles’ in the initiation of development projects related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and slow process of government departments have irked Chinese investment companies and officials.

Speaking at a roundtable conference, Chinese officials said that they found it difficult to get No Objection Certificates (NOCs) from different government departments.

Similarly, Balochistan Caretaker Chief Minister (CM) Allauddin Marri told media persons that he had received complaints regarding slow processes in government departments.

A Chinese official said, “We are making efforts to get land allotted for projects but still waiting for it.”

The CM also assured the Chinese officials that their complaints regarding the launching of a 300MW coal-fired power plant at Gwadar would be addressed.

CM Marri also announced that a free economic zone would be made in Gwadar, while one had also been planned for Bostan.

Chinese Consul General Wang Shung said, “The interim CM has assured quick action on our demands.”


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