A Chinese delegation led by Kashgar Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Zhang Shu Zhi, visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) here on Monday to explore opportunities for joint ventures and business partnerships in the field of road construction, building materials, cement manufacturing, travelling & logistics, electricity generation, decoration material, food products and other areas.
Speaking at the occasion, Zhi said that they have come to Pakistan to explore opportunities for investment, joint ventures and partnerships with particular focus on CPEC projects. He said that delegation members have come to Pakistan by road and they were feeling that Pakistan was the second home for them.
He said private sectors of both countries should develop close cooperation to take maximum benefits from CPEC project and to explore all untapped areas of mutual collaboration. In his welcome address, ICCI President Khalid Iqbal Malik said that CPEC has opened new avenues for long-term cooperation between China and Pakistan and stressed that private sectors of both countries should interact on regular basis to explore matchmakings as well as to take active participation in CPEC projects.
He said that many sectors of Pakistan’s economy including construction, building materials, cement production, energy, infrastructure development and logistics offered lucrative investment opportunities and urged that more Chinese investors should explore Pakistan for JVs and investment.
He said that Chinese investors should bring technology and machinery to Pakistan to set up industrial units in our country.
Chinese delegation visit to the ICC&I is welcome and the right step in the right direction and therefore Pakistani enterprises must avail this opportunity to the maximum. Nowi Pakistani enterprises should take the initiative for the identification of projects as per their previous experience and knowledge and approach to the respective Chinese companies along with feasibility reports for proceeding further in the implementation of such viable schemes in their mutual interest.
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