Chinese Ambassador states that CPEC has created 192,000 jobs for Pakistanis.

According to Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has had a significant impact on Pakistan’s socio-economic development, with the project providing 192,000 jobs, 6,000MW of power supply, 510km of highway, and 886km of the transmission line. In an Awarding Ceremony for Outstanding Pakistani Staff of the CPEC Projects 2022, held in the Chinese Embassy, Nong Rong also mentioned that there are more positive developments coming from various sectors under the CPEC initiative. These include the operation of the China-funded Eastbay Expressway of Gwadar port, which has improved connectivity and is currently transporting 200,000 tonnes of fertilizer, as well as the commercial operation of the Karot Hydropower project, which provides cheap and clean electricity and has the potential to reduce 3.5 million metric tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

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