Islamabad: Pakistan and China have signed an agreement for setting up welfare projects along the routes developed the under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative, reported a news source. These projects are expected to help ease the problems faced by people hailing from all of the country’s provinces – for which a comprehensive survey will be conducted soon.
The Chinese government will set facilities such as water filtration plans and a central labour support system, along with executing ‘green and clean’ healthcare initiatives. These projects are planned to be launched along the routes already developed.
In the first phase, welfare projects will be initiated on the CPEC transit route which connects Gilgit with Mansehra. The Chinese authority will attend to the route connecting Mansehra with Islamabad in the second phase of the operation; setting up welfare projects in the process.
According to Chinese Ambassador Le Yucheng, Pakistan can help greatly in take Chinese initiative forward. China also wants Pakistanis to reap greater benefits from CPEC, and introducing welfare projects in the region will factor as a part of this plan, he added.