CPEC: Balochistan govt prepares draft for JCC meeting

Balochistan Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan Alyani said on Friday afternoon that the provincial government had prepared the draft for the 10th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to be held in the near future.

Chairing a high-level meeting, he said CPEC would ensure development in the province. The meeting was briefed on the preparations for the 10th JCC meeting on CPEC. The meeting reviewed in detail the CPEC Strategy Draft and recommendations for the 10th JCC Summit.

The meeting was apprised by the Additional Secretary Planning and Development regarding approval of development projects, authorization, and release of funds.

The meeting declared that under the Alternative and Renewable Energy Policy 2020, solar and wind energy projects will have to be given priority in CPEC projects.

The meeting was attended by Parliamentary Secretary Information Bushra Rind, Parliamentary Secretary for Minority Affairs Khalil George, Chief Secretary Balochistan, Additional Chief Secretary Development, Principal Secretary, Secretary Finance, Secretary Industry, Secretary Energy, Secretary Information, Commissioner Quetta Division, senior officials apart from the participation of Additional Secretary CPEC through video link.

It was expected that in the JCC meeting, China would raise the issue of re-energising CPEC, making the CPEC Long-Term Plan 2017-30 effective, and issues being faced by Chinese companies working on the CPEC projects, including a delay in clearing their power generation dues.

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