Skip to main content

CPEC set for expansion: China-Pakistan plans additonal road networks



Pakistan government has decided to take up at least three major road projects for inclusion in the corridor that passes through Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

New Delhi: Pakistan and China have decided to expand the multi-billion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the Imran Khan government decided to take up at least three major road projects for inclusion in the corridor that passes through PoK.

These projects will be firmed up in the forthcoming Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) on CPEC, ET has reliably gathered. Pakistan Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar recently presided over a consultative meeting to review the preparations for the upcoming 10th JCC meeting on CPEC.


The three projects will include a framework agreement for the construction of a western route road project under the mega corridor. The 210km-long route lies on the western route of CPEC and has been declared as the highest priority scheme by both countries. The other two road projects are Swat Express Way Phase-II and Peshawar-D.I Khan Motorway.

Other deliverables for the 10th JCC could be ground breaking ceremony of the Rashakai Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and realignment of the Karakoram Highway-II project could, according to Pakistani media.

Under CPEC Pakistan also wants to enhance business-to-business linkages between China and Pakistan; facilitate increased investment from Chinese enterprises, enhance industrial competitiveness of business in Pakistan; through technology transfer, managerial and industrial practices and skills transfer. The Pakistani government has also approved a $7.2bn upgrade to a railway which will connect Gwadar Port to Kashgar, China.

But there is an increase in pushback against CPEC. This week a Baloch resistance group recently launched an attack on a convoy of oil and gas workers escorted by paramilitary troops southwestern province of the restive Baluchistan region through which CPEC passes. The attack killed 14 people, including seven soldiers. State-run Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL) workers in Ormara town in Gwadar district became the target of the attack. Baloch groups are targeting CPEC projects at regular intervals.


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

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.

A ‘European Silk Road’

publication_icon Philipp Heimberger ,  Mario Holzner and Artem Kochnev wiiw Research Report No. 430, August 2018  43 pages including 10 Tables and 17 Figures FREE DOWNLOAD The German version can be found  here . In this study we argue for a ‘Big Push’ in infrastructure investments in greater Europe. We propose the building of a European Silk Road, which connects the industrial centres in the west with the populous, but less developed regions in the east of the continent and thereby is meant to generate more growth and employment in the short term as well as in the medium and long term. After its completion, the European Silk Road would extend overland around 11,000 kilometres on a northern route from Lisbon to Uralsk on the Russian-Kazakh border and on a southern route from Milan to Volgograd and Baku. Central parts are the route from Lyon to Moscow in the north and from Milan to Constanţa in the south. The southern route would link Central Europe with the Black Sea area and