ISLAMABAD-Pakistan and China have expressed satisfaction over preparation for first Gwadar Expo and inauguration of Gwadar Free Zone (Phase-1) to be held on Jan 29 and 30.

This was stated by Chinese Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Lijian Zhao in a meeting with Secretary Planning, Development & Reform (PD&R) Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui.

Lijian Zhao said that China would ensure all-out efforts for the projects approved by Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC).

The Chinese envoy and secretary planning discussed post 7th Joint Cooperation Committee situation and way forward for expediting China Pakistan Economic Corridor projects.

The meeting held in MPD&R was also attended by Hassan Daud, Project Director CPEC and officials from Chinese Embassy.

Both the officials reviewed progressed on the CPEC initiatives and agreed on enhancing engagements in the light of decisions taken in 7th JCC meeting.

The secretary PD&R said that officials from both sides should play a proactive role in ensuring early completion and execution of energy and transport infrastructure projects.

The secretary said that the development of Special Economic Zones under CPEC has entered into an important phase where focused efforts are underway to ensure successful Pak-China industrial cooperation.

The expo has attracted huge interest of the local and international investors and so far over 120 companies have registered themselves to participate in this mega event.