Skip to main content

“Investment Opportunities in CPEC related Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Pakistan”

SINGAPORE: Pakistan High Commission organized a webinar on “Investment Opportunities in CPEC related Special Economic Zones (SEZs”) in collaboration with the Embassy of China on July 8, 2021. 

The webinar was envisaged in the context of the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Pakistan and China.

It brought to light the transformative potential of CPEC as the flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), particularly highlighting the opportunities for foreign investors.

A broad spectrum of audience ranging from business chambers, infrastructure companies in Singapore and China, think tanks, and diplomatic Missions based in Singapore attended the webinar.

In her opening remarks, High Commissioner Ms. Rukhsana Afzaal underscored the dividends brought in by the wide array of energy and infrastructure initiatives under the

 CPEC, aimed to promote connectivity among 60 countries across Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Her views were echoed in his remarks by Mr. Zhang Xumin, Charge d’Affaires a.i. Embassy of China, Singapore, further underscoring the importance the project holds for both countries.

The keynote speeches were delivered by Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa, Chairman CPEC Authority, and Mr. Ying Xiong, Director General, National Development and Reform Commission, who emphasized the significance of the high demonstration project for the region, in general, and for the bilateral ties between the two countries, in particular.

Chairman CPEC highlighted that 37 SEZs were planned under CPEC of which 09 were prioritized and 04 had already been completed. He also noted the groundbreaking ceremony of Gwadar Free Zone by the Prime Minister last week as an important milestone, whereby 2220 acre land was allocated for development projects as part of CPEC.

A vibrant panel discussion led by Mr. Faraz Zaidi, Director General (China), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad; Mr. Du Zhenli, Director General, China International Engineering and Consulting Cooperation (CIECC), Ms. Fareena Mazhar, Secretary, Board of Investment, Islamabad; Mr. Kho Choon Keng, Vice President, Singapore-China Business Association; Mr. Farhan Talib, Regional General Manager (China & Singapore), Habib Bank Ltd.; and, Mr. Chen Wei Hao, Vice Chairman, Belt and Road Committee, China Enterprises Association (Singapore), followed.

The panelists highlighted the investment potential of CPEC project for foreign investors particularly in the SEZs, emphasizing the presence of Chinese companies such as Century Steel and Power China, who have already started their operations in Pakistan.

They also dilated upon the opportunities offered by SEZs for Singapore and the ASEAN-based infrastructure community. The role of financial institutions in CPEC as well as the assurance that all investment in CPEC was covered under the sovereign guarantee of the Government of Pakistan, were also highlighted.

A lively Q & A session ensued the panel discussions that further enlightened the audience on the promising investment opportunities offered under CPEC, SEZs framework


Popular posts from this blog

SSG Commando Muddassir Iqbal of Pakistan Army

“ Commando Muddassir Iqbal was part of the team who conducted Army Public School operation on 16 December 2014. In this video he reveals that he along with other commandos was ordered to kill the innocent children inside school, when asked why should they kill children after killing all the terrorist he was told that it would be a chance to defame Taliban and get nation on the side. He and all other commandos killed children and later Taliban was blamed. Muddassir Iqbal has deserted the military and now he is  with mujahedeen somewhere in AF PAK border area” For authenticity of  this tape journalists can easy reach to his home town to interview his family members or   ISPR as he reveals his army service number” Asalam o Alaikum: My name is Muddassir Iqbal. My father’s name is Naimat Ali. I belong to Sialkot divison (Punjab province), my village is Shamsher Poor and district, tehsil and post office  Narowal. Unfortunately I was working in Pakistan army. I feel embarrassed to tell yo

RWR Advisory: Belt and Road at a Glance

This edition covers developments from March 12 - March 26..  Belt and Road at a Glance   Subscribe to the Belt and Road Monitor Top Developments China National Machinery Industry Corporation, commonly known as Sinomach, has agreed to  build  a $845 million, 255-mile railway across  Iran , building upon a sustained period of growth for Chinese investment in Iran that accelerated after Xi Jinping’s state visit to the country in January 2016. The railway will link the cities of Tehran, Hamedan and Sanandaj. China Civil Engineering Construction, a subsidiary of CRCC, is currently also  building  a 263-km railway line from Kermanshah to Khosravi. According to Chinese entrepreneur Lin Zuoru, who  owns  factories in Iran, “Iran is at the center of everything.”On March 23, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced that foreign direct investment by Chinese companies in 50 Belt and Road countries fell by 30.9% year-on-year. While the Ministry stated that this number covers investment across al

CPEC Jobs in Pakistan, salary details

JOBS...نوکریاں چائنہ کمپنی میں Please help the deserving persons... Salary: Salary package in China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in these 300,000 jobs shall be on daily wages. The details of the daily wages are as follows; Welder: Rs. 1,700 daily Heavy Duty Driver: Rs. 1,700 daily Mason: Rs. 1,500 daily Helper: Rs. 850 daily Electrician: Rs. 1,700 daily Surveyor: Rs. 2,500 daily Security Guard: Rs. 1,600 daily Bulldozer operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Concrete mixer machine operator: Rs. 2,000 daily Roller operator: Rs. 2,000 daily Steel fixer: Rs. 2,200 daily Iron Shuttering fixer: Rs. 1,800 daily Account clerk: Rs. 2,200 daily Carpenter: Rs. 1,700 daily Light duty driver: Rs. 1,700 daily Labour: Rs. 900 daily Para Engine mechanic: Rs. 1,700 daily Pipe fitter: Rs. 1,700 daily Storekeeper: Rs. 1,700 daily Office boy: Rs. 1,200 daily Excavator operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Shovel operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Computer operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Security Supervisor: Rs.