The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is opening attractive avenues for investment emerging from economic cooperation between the two rising powers of Asia! With extensive roads, railways, ports, and energy infrastructure being laid down, businessmen all around Pakistan are finding new opportunities that are worth their money and time.
The Corridor is granting enhanced connectivity and power to the otherwise diffracted and energy hungry economic centers of Pakistan. With many projects having entered their realization phase, and many more being developed on fast-track as part of the Early Harvest Projects, multiple business opportunities across the value chains of industry are set to open up.
Prospectus businesses facilitated by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor can be categorized as:
Electricity-operated cottage industry
High-capacity industrial units
Factory – market road transportation and distribution services
Rail-supported bulk transit of goods
Construction services for energy, road, and rail projects through government tender
Dry ports along the CPEC routes
Storage facilities for transit goods
Storage facilities around the Gwadar port
Storage facilities around the Havelian dry port
Storage facilities around the Gwadar International Airport
Rest houses across the CPEC route and Gwadar International Airport
Restaurants across the CPEC route and around other project sites
Taxi-services at the airport, sea ports, and dry ports
Taxi-services to and from the terminals of Lahore Orange-line Metro
Consultancy and brokerage services for Chinese and Pakistani investors
Medicinal distribution and supply networks to and from the China-Pakistan Friendship Hospital in Gwadar
Human Resource and recruitment agencies linked to the Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute in Gwadar
The above mentioned business opportunities are not exhaustive and the Corridor has room for all scales, sizes, and forms of investments. It is being termed as a game changer that would not only strengthen the overall economic outlook of Pakistan and China, but also facilitate the strengthening of the business communities of the two countries at a micro-level.