China invites more countries to take part in CPEC projects
The Port Qasim plant has been developed jointly by the Power China Resources Limited and Qatar's Al-Mirqab Capital with a total investment of USD 2.085 billion, according to reports from Pakistan. It is the second major energy project under the CPEC.
By: PTI | Beijing | Published: December 4, 2017 4:50 pm
The first unit of the 1320-MW coal-fired power plant at Port Qasim in Pakistan, under the CPEC project, was inaugurated on November 29. (Reuters/ File Photo)
China on Monday termed the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as an “open initiative” and invited more countries to join the controversial project on the “principle of equality and voluntarism”. Commenting on the commissioning of a power plant built by China and Qatar in Karachi, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Geng Shuang told a media briefing at Beijing on Monday that Qatar’s participation showed that the CPEC is open for third country participation.
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