CPEC phase-I to be completed by Oct this year: envoy

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ABBOTTABAD: China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) phase-I would be completed by October this year, said Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing while talking to media after Chinese New Year celebrations.

He said that he enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year in Abbottabad, terming the city “a gateway to CPEC”.

He said CPEC played a vital role in Pak-China relations and “we would expand the scope of the corridor” which would enhance cooperation between two friendly countries.

Ambassador Yao Jing maintained that China would continue its support for the development of education sector in Pakistan. He said that China Pakistan relations were exemplary in the world and the friendship would continue unabated.

Earlier, on his arrival at Pak-China Public School, Abbottabad, KP Assembly Speaker Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani welcomed the ambassador and a cake cutting ceremony was held to mark the new Chinese calendar year.

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