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IMF mission chief says CPEC critical to Pakistan’s economic development

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission director has said that China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is of great significance to economic development in Pakistan.

In a TV interview, IMF’s mission chief for Pakistan Herald Finger said that Pakistan could improve its competitiveness through reforms and business friendly environment. He urged the country’s financial managers to give priority to infrastructure projects included in CPEC, and assured that the funding will be monitored in a better way.

He further stated that for successful completion of the project there is a dire need to have an inspection, assessment of priorities, correct cost estimation and improved financial system.

Finger also stressed that funding for CPEC should be done within the limits of approximate budget while the agreements for the power projects should be prepared in such a way that the budget targets are not affected.



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