Joint efforts being made to put AJK’s slowed down CPEC projects on track: Masood
MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan said the progress on three out of four projects launched under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had slowed down, and the Pakistan and AJK governments were making joint efforts to put them back on track.
Sardar Masood made these remarks while launching a report “CPEC in Azad Jammu and Kashmir – A Gateway to Connectivity and Beyond”, authored by Sabur Ali Sayyed of the Centre for Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR), here at the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, an official statement said.
The AJK president said the 720 MW Karot hydropower project was near completion, while initial planning for the Mansehra-Mirpur Motorway, 1124 MW Kohala hydropower project and a special economic zone (SEZ) in Mirpur had been made.
He said the coronavirus epidemic would not slow down the implementation of CPEC projects. There was need to speed up internal decision-making processes. – APP