China reiterates all out support for economic corridor

Published July 11, 2015
Chinese envoy encourages the Chinese companies to participate in the construction of power projects in Pakistan. —File
Chinese envoy encourages the Chinese companies to participate in the construction of power projects in Pakistan. —File

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong reiterated China’s support to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and said that the project will be completed at every cost.

A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Islamabad said that the ambassador made these remarks during his visit to Multan on Saturday.

The ambassador extended China’s support in infrastructural development, capacity building and cooperation in construction and production related to the economic corridor project.

Ambassador Weidong was visiting power plants constructed by Chinese contractor in Multan. During his visit, he encouraged the Chinese companies to participate in the construction of power projects in Pakistan.

The Fatima 2x60MW Bagasse Power Plant constructed by Chinese contractor is applying advanced and environment-friendly technology, which will become a high-efficiency biomass power plant and will add electricity to the Pakistani grid once completed in 2016, it has been learnt.

The Chinese ambassador visited a Chinese cotton ginning company and Multan cotton research station. The Chinese Company aims to build a cotton industrial chain in Multan.

The ambassador also stressed on the need to carry out cultural and people-to-people exchanges and said that the Chinese side will provide government-sponsored scholarship for students of Multan, allowing them to study in China.

The Chinese envoy also visited the cultural and historical sites in Multan during his tour.

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