Lahore : “Pak-China Mega Railway Project will be transforming Pakistan into a regional economic hub by providing an easy access to the Chinese market and attracting a large number of foreign investors,” said Shah Faisal Afridi, President Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday.

He was talking to a delegation from a Chinese company, China Railway 17th Bureau Group Co Ltd. Prominent members of the delegation were Xue Jiabin, Deputy General Manager at CRCC, Xie Fei, Development Manager at CRCC, Tian Wenchang, General Manager at Hebei Dongsangxing Technology Co.LTD.

The delegation informed the host that CRCC was opening offices in Pakistan from where they would be executing and monitoring the CPEC railway projects.

Afridi, while addressing the delegation, assured full support and assistance in implementing the said project. He informed that Pakistan government had decided to carry out the connectivity projects between Pakistan and China on a priority basis.

He said that mega rail projects, besides being beneficial to China and Pakistan, would also be useful for neighbouring countries.

“For Pakistan, the proposed project will create thousands of jobs in Gwadar and will also minimise the grievances of the Baloch population,” he expressed optimism.