PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has termed the CPEC as golden opportunity to put this province on the path of rapid development and said that Rashakai Special Economic Zone, a flagship project under CPEC is matured and ready for inauguration adding that hopefully Prime Minister Imran Khan himself will perform ground breaking of this important project very soon. He said that due to the efforts of incumbent provincial government, three mega projects of motorways and two projects of energy have been included in CPEC portfolio whereas efforts were also underway to include other important projects in the CPEC. “The matter regarding inclusion of Chashma Right Bank Lift Canal Project in CPEC has been discussed in the last meeting of Joint Cooperation Committee and hopefully this important project would also be included in CPEC portfolio in the upcoming meeting of JCC”, he remarked.He expressed these views while addressing a CPEC conference held here on Friday. The conference was organized by the Parliamentary committee on CPEC in collaboration with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment & Trade. Highlighting the importance of CRBC project, the Chief Minister said that this project was of vital importance to ensure the food security in the province.
The project once completed would not only bring thousands acres barren land under cultivation but would also be instrumental towards green revolution in the region. He said that Rashakai Special Economic Zone was the first ever step towards sustainable development under CPEC portfolio which will create tremendous employment opportunities for people and promote trade and economic activities at large scale in the province. Talking about the government’s developmental strategy in communication sector, the Chief Minister said that construction of mega road projects like Swat Motorway Phase-II, D.I.Khan Motorway and Dir Expressway would be ensured at all cost adding that these projects once completed would connect different parts of province by providing fast and quality travelling facilities and thus turn the province into trade activities.