Ambassador Sun Weidong

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a major and pilot project of the Belt and Road Initiative, to which the leaders of our two countries have attached great importance and rendered active promotion. It has also won the across-board support from our two peoples as it aims to provide new opportunities to the citizens as well as bring new impetus and vision to China-Pakistan friendship.

CPEC is a long-term and systematic project to promote economic cooperation through collaboration on Gwadar port, energy, transportation infrastructure and industrial cooperation.

CPEC will bring solid benefits to our two peoples. With the completion of energy and infrastructure projects, conditions in Pakistan will improve. There will be more electricity integrated into national grid and the electricity supply will be more stable. People will enjoy more convenient transportation and a better livelihood. Alongside the major projects, we are setting up social welfare institutions, especially in Gwadar, in the form of primary school, vocational training center, and hospital with Chinese government’s grant. We will also provide KPK province with medical, educational and training projects in line with the need of local people, to translate the benefits of CPEC immediately among them. For average persons, the outcomes of the CPEC are tangible, accessible and enjoyable to hundreds of thousands families across the country.

I am confident that CPEC will give Pakistan wings for becoming an “Asian tiger”. China would like to strengthen coordination and cooperation with Pakistan on the basis of “one corridor, multiple passages”, scientific planning and step-by-step implementation. China stands ready to work with Pakistan through consultation, promote mutual benefits and win-win cooperation and ensure the quality and safety of the project. The building of the corridor will benefit the entire country, bringing socioeconomic welfare to all of its people, and drive common development and prosperity of the whole region.