CPEC second phase will bring more transformation change in Pakistan’s economy: Yao Jing

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Islamabad, February 11(APP):   Yao Jing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Islamabad said that completion of a third of Projects under CPEC, the second phase of CPEC will bring even more transformation change in Pakistan’s economy for a sustained Economic take-off.

He stated this in a China Photo Exhibition held at National University of Science and Technology (NUST) here on Monday. The Event was organized by the Chinese Studies Centre of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad as part of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations.  Yao Jing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Islamabad was the Chief Guest on this Event. Rector NUST, Lt. General(Retired) Naweed Zaman, HI (M) welcomed the Chinese Ambassador and other guests to the Ceremony. The Event was participated by the NUST leadership, Faculty and China educated Graduates Alumni of NUST and other Universities in Islamabad. The Photos depicted China’s great progress over the past Four decades of Reforms and Open Door Policy to the outside World.

Ambassador Yao Jing thanked NUST for organizing the Photo Exhibition Event and the get together of the China Graduates Alumni. He recalled his long association with NUST and expressed his desire to promote closer linkages to promote the mission objectives of Belt and Road Initiative of which the China Pakistan Economic Corridor is the Flagship Project. He reiterated the readiness of the Chinese government to promote all round cooperation with Pakistan particularly in sharing its experiences in Special Economic Zones, Industrialization, Agriculture uplift, Poverty Alleviation, Health, Higher Education and Vocational/Training sectors in addition to ongoing cooperation to modernize Pakistan’s Infrastructure, develop Energy resources.

On the occasion, Rector NUST observed the commitment of the leadership of the two countries to preparing the future generation for ‘knowledge economy’ through closer educational collaboration. Over the past few years, NUST has worked out plans and initiatives to harness the opportunities in the higher education sector from the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ and ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’. In cooperation with Beijing University, NUST held the first Beijing Forum outside China in May 2016 at its premises. NUST has developed close cooperation with several other Chinese Universities. NUST is also proud of hosting Pakistan’s first National Science & Technology Park (NSTP). The construction of this S&T Park is in full swing. The NUST welcomes the Chinese Companies to establish their presence in the S&T Park as part of our Win-win strategy in business, for utilizing the talented human resource and the R&D base in value addition, innovation and market penetration. This is part of its strategic vision to develop NUST into a world-class university. NUST also established Chinese Studies Center of Excellence (CSC) in January 2016 to generate awareness of China’s centuries old Civilization heritage, Governance structures, Development experiences and Worldview. CSC introduced teaching of ‘China’s Development Experience’ in the University Curriculum. The main objective is to train human resources for CPEC.

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