KARACHI: The Swiss government wants to help Swiss companies interested in exploring the opportunities offered by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that will help improve bilateral trade and business, said Swiss Consul General in Karachi Philippe Crevoisier at a press conference held here on Thursday.

The press conference was followed by presentations on CPEC organised by the consulate general of Switzerland and the Swiss Business Council of Pakistan (SBCP) as part of efforts to discuss opportunities for foreign investors in the ambitious project.

Sharing his views, Mr Crevoisier said a similar meeting had been held in Islamabad recently to establish networks, exchange ideas and information over the opportunities available in Pakistan for investment through CPEC.

“Many foreign investors initially considered that CPEC is mainly a China-Pakistan venture. However, as the project has advanced, many business opportunities are coming up for other countries to be part of the corridor,” he said.

President of the SBCP Farhat Ali said CPEC would provide excellent opportunities to businesses.

Published in Dawn, April 28th, 2017