CPEC 10th JCC to be held next week: Khalid Mansoor

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on CPEC Khalid Mansoor on Monday said Pakistan was committed to take forward second phase of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by making it a safe and secure corridor to enhance bilateral trade ties.

He commented that he was very optimist about the mega project as the Chinese authorities had agreed to hold the 10th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) in last quarter of this month.

Addressing his maiden press conference here after taking his new charge, the SAPM said security was a big concern for the Chinese.

He briefed the Chinese Authorities about the overall security situation assuring that additional security measures had been taken by the government.

Chief Executives of eight companies established in Faisalabad Industrial Estate and Manufacturing Company (FIEDMC)-the CPEC prioritized Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Punjab were also present on the occasion.

The 10th annual meeting of Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) on CPEC was earlier scheduled on July 16, but was postponed due to certain security issues.

Khalid Mansoor said there were nine Joint Working Groups (JWGs) of the JCC in various sectors including Agriculture, Energy, Infrastructure, Science and Technology and others and various new projects in all these sectors would come under consideration in the meeting. – APP