Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has described the addition of the Karachi Coastal Zone into the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a “game changer” for the country. He noted that the economic corridor will help to boost economic activities in the region, creating jobs and bringing prosperity to Pakistan. 

The coastal zone, which includes the cities of Karachi and Thatta, will be connected to the CPEC via an extensive network of roads, railways, and energy projects.

Additionally, the CPEC is a flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and will be instrumental in connecting Pakistan to its western neighbors, including China, Afghanistan, and Iran.

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The project is expected to bring in billions of dollars of investments into the area, with the potential to create more than two million jobs in the region. With the addition of the Karachi Coastal Zone, the CPEC is set to become a major transportation and energy hub in the region.

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Furthermore, to improve Pakistan’s marine ecosystem and boosts it’s trading potential, there would be a modern fishing port with top-class fisheries export processing zone. A water treatment plant has been established at the Lyari River to reduce pollution in this country.

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Through a majestic harbor bridge, the rest of Karachi would be connected with departure ramps of Sandpit beach, Manora Islands which brings huge potential for international investors.

The coastal zone would reveal the unknown blue economy of Pakistan and significantly improve the industrial and development cooperation between neighboring countries.

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