The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the next breakthrough for Pakistan. Due to its immense geopolitical and economic importance, the project is already attracting a large number of investments. It has contributed to the high-quality green and sustainable development in Pakistan and will continue to push for more such cooperation to promote sustainable and green development in the country.
Working together for the betterment of the region, China and Pakistan have boosted cooperation in green energy. Under the CPEC, five wind power projects have been completed with a total capacity of 300 megawatts and another 300-megawatt solar power project has been completed.
Projects such as the Karot hydropower plant, SK and the Matiari-Lahore power transmission line have helped in reducing energy loss and improving efficiency.
Thanks to CPEC, green and sustainable development is also generating huge employment opportunities in Pakistan. According to statistics, CPEC has created 85,000 jobs for Pakistan till date.
Due to its numerous advantages, Moin Ul Haque, Pakistani Ambassador to China, termed CPEC as a “people-centric, socially inclusive, environmentally friendly, and green and sustainable” initiative.
With a growing emphasis on green development, China and Pakistan have been working together to build a green corridor to focus on areas of agriculture, environment, food, climate change, and food security.
Considering the fast pace of the work being carried out, CPEC will soon fulfil its mission of rapidly upgrading Pakistan’s required infrastructure and strengthening its economy by the construction of modern transportation networks, numerous energy projects, and special economic zones.