BEIJING, December 25 (INP) China congratulated the 18 Pakistani award-winning employees working on CPEC projects including the Gwadar Port, energy and infrastructure.
They were awarded in recognition of their contributions despite the challenge of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Awarding ceremony for Outstanding Pakistani Staff of CPEC projects was held online this week.
According to Mr. Wang Wenbin, the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the CPEC is an important pilot project of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Since its launch in 2013, it has maintained a positive momentum of development, making concrete contributions to Pakistan’s national development and regional connectivity.
China will work together with Pakistan to build CPEC into a demonstration project of high quality BRI development and deliver greater benefit to the people in both countries and the rest of the region, the spokesperson added.
The CPEC projects have achieved major progress despite the adversity challenge brought by COVID-19 pandemic.
This was stated by Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong earlier on Monday at the online
Asim Saleem Bajwa, Chairman CPEC Authority also attended the event and spoke about the important achievements of the CPEC during the recent years through joint efforts of the two governments.
The ambassador noted that the CPEC staff has supported Pakistan’s drive in the fighting against COVID-19, ensuring economic stability, and well-being of the people. It has also continued to train high-quality talents for the country.
They are outstanding representatives of Pakistani staff in all fields of CPEC cooperation and demonstrate the diversification of China-Pakistan cooperation in the new era, he added.
The ambassador added, during the past 5 years since President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan, the CPEC has achieved great success and made tremendous contributions to the development of Pakistan and regional connectivity under the joint efforts of the governments, enterprises, and all walks of life from both countries.