Islamabad: While praising the efforts of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Prime Minister Imran Khan described the inclusion of the Karachi Comprehensive Coastal Development Zone (KCCDZ) in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a “game changer.”
He hoped it would aid in the cleanup of maritime habitat for fisherman, the development of low-income housing units, and the creation of investment opportunities.
“Inclusion of Karachi Comprehensive Coastal Development Zone in CPEC is game changer. Will cleanup our marine habitat for fishermen, develop 20k low income housing units & present opportunities for investors. Will put Khi (Karachi) at par with developed port cities,” he posted on his twitter handle.
It’s worth noting that the KCCDZ, a Ministry of Maritime Affairs programme, aims to provide Karachi with an ultra-modern urban infrastructure zone, putting Karachi among the world’s top port cities.
Furthermore, the coastal zone project would open up Pakistan’s previously untapped blue economy and considerably boost economic and industrial collaboration between the two brotherly nations.