A high level delegation of China Aerospace Construction Corporation met Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday.
The Chinese company expressed interest in investment in housing, water supply, sanitation and wastewater treatment sectors during the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that new dimensions of economic relations are being promoted between Pakistan and China.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has created large scale opportunities of investment for Chinese investors in Pakistan and various Chinese companies are coming to invest in different sectors in Pakistan, he added. Shehbaz Sharif said that cooperation of Chinese company in housing, water supply, sanitation and wastewater treatment sectors will be welcomed. He said that facilities are being provided to Chinese companies on priority basis.
The chief minister said that Punjab government has started a mega project of clean drinking water for the people of the province. He said that under this programme of billions of rupees, supply of potable water to the people of villages will be ensured during the next two years. He said that Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive programme of sanitation and wastewater treatment.
Chinese Company Vice President Dr. Li Naihong said that his company wants to enhance cooperation with Punjab government in different sectors including housing, water supply, sanitation and wastewater treatment.
Provincial Minister for Housing Tanvir Aslam Malik, MPA Chaudhry Shehbaz Ahmed, Chairman Planning and Development, concerned secretaries, Lahore Division commissioner, DG LDA, MD WASA and senior officials were also present on the occasion.