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Lyu Zexiang Meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan
Date:2019-10-12 VisitCount: Font size:[ L M S ]

On October 8, Lyu Zexiang, Chairman and Secretary of the Party Committee of CGGC International, met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. The parties agreed to deepen the practical cooperation to further enhance the friendship between China and Pakistan.

Scene of the Meeting

Lyu Zexiang warmly welcomed His Excellency Prime Minister to visit China again and extended respect to the achievements of His Excellency Prime Minister in leading the Pakistani people in the past year. He noted that CGGC has made presence in Pakistan for years and has undertaken a remarkable number of strategic projects of great significance to Pakistan’s national development, including the NJ Hydropower Station Project, the Dasu Hydropower Station and Mohmand Hydropower Station. CGGC has created more than 15,000 jobs for local employees, trained a large number of local professionals and skilled labor services, and paid a total tax of over 100 million US dollars, effectively driving the development of the upstream and downstream industrial chains. Over the past 11 years, the total value of projects under construction in Pakistan has exceeded 8 billion US dollars, and the value of projects signed has exceeded 11 billion US dollars. In 2019, CGGC’s business development in Pakistan reached a new level, with significant progress made in projects under construction. CGGC and WAPDA successfully signed the contract for Mohmand Hydropower Project and had the honor to invite His Excellency Prime Minister to attend the cornerstone laying ceremony. SK Hydropower Project invested by CGGC has successfully completed its river closure, laying a solid foundation for successful commercial operation of the Project in 2022. The NJ Hydropower Station built by CGGC successfully realized overall transfer. CGGC is full of confidence in Pakistan’s economic development, and is willing to give full play to its advantages in technology introduction, project construction, investment and financing, closely follow the development strategic direction of the new Pakistani government, deeply participate in investment and construction in Pakistan’s hydropower, power transmission and transformation, energy and other fields, thus promoting better development and construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and making greater contributions to Pakistan’s social and economic development.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan extended sincere gratitude to CGGC for its contributions to Pakistan’s economic and social development over years. He noted that CGGC has become the backbone in social and economic construction of Pakistan. As he noted, the Pakistani Government will keep promoting the infrastructure construction, and CGGC is welcomed to further increase its input in construction and investment in such fields as hydropower, power transmission and distribution, and energy. The Pakistani Government will leverage active support in this regard. He hoped the parties could further deepen the mutual cooperation.

Lyu Zexiang signed MoU for relevant projects with local partners under the witness of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Relevant principals of the International department VII of CGGC International, the Investment Department I of CGGC Overseas Investment Co., Ltd. and other departments were also present.

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