27 new CPEC projects are to begin this year. During a dialogue on the subject organized by the Karachi Council on Foreign Relations (KCFR) Consul General of China Wang Yu said, “There will be 27 new projects in the second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC.”
Following the signing of the memorandum of understanding for the second phase of CPEC, he said this.
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Adding, “Agriculture, education, vocational training, industry, increase in water supply, etc, are all part of our plans for the next phase.”
Furthermore, he revealed that due to good diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China, there is an interchange of knowledge, education among students of both countries. Pakistani students visit China for higher studies and vice versa.
He said, “The Chinese Consulate in Pakistan also sends some 20 Pakistani journalists to China on an annual basis. These journalists then pen articles about China and prepare documentaries about our country, which helps others here know China better.”
Adding, “Likewise, China also invites and hosts artists and painters from Pakistan for the exchange of cultures of both countries. Our doctors and surgeons also visit Pakistan regularly and they perform several complicated surgeries for free here. In Karachi alone, our ophthalmologists have performed over 500 cataract surgeries. And this relationship should grow further with the efforts of people from all walks of life on both sides, be they businessmen, politicians or other professionals. We need to be focusing together on positive outlooks.”