KP wants more investment under CPEC: Taimoor Jhagra

PESHAWAR, March 5 (INP): “We want the focus of China-Pakistan Economic Cooperation (CPEC) to remain on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)”, said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra, according to Gwadar Pro.

They is also need that major projects like Peshawar-Dera Ismail Khan Motorway, Chashma Right Bank Left Canal DI Khan should become part of CPEC.”

Many sectors in KP can attract investments such as mineral sector, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), tourism, energy sector, hydro-energy sector and health sector.

There is a big opportunity of public-private partnership investment in KP’s health sector, he added.

Taimoor Saleem Khan further said, “The speed of CPEC projects will gain momentum and there are possibilities to include more projects in CPEC in KP,” he said.

As for the tourism sector of KP, Taimoor Khan said there is a fantastic opportunity for Chinese companies to invest and promote tourism in this province.

“For tourism there would always be a niche for international tourists; some areas of this province are referred to as Pakistan’s Switzerland,” he said.

INP/javed