LAHORE -  Pakistani businessmen can explore a lot of business opportunities in Chengdu (capital of Sichuan Province, China).

This was stated by Mudassir Tipu, Consul General of Pakistan in Chengdu, during a meeting with S M Naveed, President, Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI), at Chamber premises. The meeting was also attended by a number of Executive Committee members of PCJCCI.

Mudassir informed the attendees regarding the industrial importance of Chengdu. He apprised that majority of 500 fortune innovative companies are located in Chengdu which clearly depicts the economic importance of Chengdu City. He told that one of the fastest Cargo Railway tracks has recently been built in China that starts from Chengdu and extends to Europe making it the shortest possible and cost-effective route for Cargo transportation. He said that same route can be used for Pakistan cargo bound for Europe through Xinjiang province. He also asserted the concerned authorities to initiate a direct flight from Lahore to Chengdu because flight duration is only 4 hrs and can prove instrumental in promoting bilateral trade being cost-effective and speedy.

Mudassir extended an invitation to all members of PCJCCI to visit Chengdu for equipping themselves with updated knowledge from the technology parks in Chengdu that has highly modernized and digitalized infrastructure.