peshawar   -  A meeting to review preparations for the upcoming 10th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held here at Chief Minister Secretariat on Monday with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair.  

The meeting was also attended by Chairman CPEC Authority Lt. Gen. (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa. The meeting discussed in detail the proposed mega projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in energy & power, tourism, agriculture, road, industry and social sectors to be presented to the 10th JCC meeting for consideration.  

These proposed projects include Peshawar to D.I.Khan Motorway, Chashma Right Bank Canal, Swat Expressway Phase 2, Dir Expressway, Chakdarra to Chitral Expressway, Chitral to Shandoor Road, Kumrat Cable Car, Peshawar Circular Rail, Daraban Economic Zone, Mori Kari Hydel Power Project, 500 KV transmission line from Chital to Chakdarra etc. It was informed on the occasion that all necessary arrangements had been completed for the ground breaking of Rashakai Economic Zone under CPEC, and so far, 700 applications had been received for setting up industries in the said economic zone. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the provincial government, through its wheeling system, was working to provide its own generated electricity to the local industries on incentivized rates to boost industries in the province with the aim to promote economic activities and generate maximum employment opportunities in the province.   

He termed the Rashakai Economic Zone as a flagship project of the present government and said that with the establishment of Rashakai Economic Zone, a new era of industrial development would usher in the province. He said that very soon Prime Minister Imran Khan would perform ground breaking ceremony of the project.  

Chairman CPEC Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa said that besides projects of energy, industry, road and tourism sectors mega projects for the development agricultural sector in the province would also be proposed in the 10th JCC meeting for consideration so that the province could be made self-sufficient in agricultural products.