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PESHAWAR: An open house discussed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the project-driven entrepreneurship for the industry, academia and provincial government here.

The event was organised by Obortunity Consulting Pvt Ltd in collaboration with the National Incubation, Peshawar.

A statement issued here said that about 100 participants joining the three-hour discussion included officials from the KP government agencies such as KPEZDMC, KPITB, Directorate of Culture, KPBOIT and academics from University of Peshawar, CECOS, Iqra University and other institutions.

The open house also featured business community which drove the discussion of the event towards commercial opportunities available for the youth. The event hosted three panelists and featured presentations on CPEC-driven entrepreneurship and the long-term plan.

Hamza Orakzai, CEO Obortunity, underscored the opportunities emerging from CPEC and how young entrepreneurs in KP could penetrate the market.

Hassan Daud, project director at CPEC Secretariat, highlighted the potential for young entrepreneurs to get involved in CPEC.

Dr Shahid Rashid, executive director CPEC Centre of Excellence, briefed the participants about the CPEC long-term plan and listed his recommendations for the youth and how they could tap the project-related emerging markets.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2018