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About CPEC


China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a framework of regional connectivity. CPEC will not only benefit China and Pakistan but will have positive impact on Iran, Afghanistan, India, Central Asian Republic, and the region. The enhancement of geographical linkages having improved road, rail and air transportation system with frequent and free exchanges of growth and people to people contact, enhancing understanding through academic, cultural and regional knowledge and culture, activity of higher volume of flow of trade and businesses, producing and moving energy to have more optimal businesses and enhancement of co-operation by win-win model will result in well connected, integrated region of shared destiny, harmony and development.

China Pakistan Economic Corridor is journey towards economic regionalization in the globalized world. It founded peace, development, and win-win model for all of them.

China Pakistan Economic Corridor is hope of better region of the future with peace, development and growth of economy.
CPEC Vision & Mission
To improve the lives of people of Pakistan and China by building an economic corridor promoting bilateral connectivity, construction, explore potential bilateral investment, economic and trade, logistics and people to people contact for regional connectivity.
It includes:

  • Integrated Transport & IT systems including Road, Rail, Port, Air and Data Communication Channels
  • Energy cooperation
  • Spatial layout, functional zones, industries and industrial parks
  • Agricultural development & poverty alleviation
  • Tourism cooperation & people to people communication
  • Cooperation in livelihood areas
  • Financial cooperation
  • Human Resource Development

CPEC Significance/Potential
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has Significance for the development of the region
Potential areas of cooperation/development include:

  • Regional Connectivity
  1. Transport Infrastructure
  2. Energy Hub/flows
  3. Logistic Hub/flows
  4. Trade & Commerce
  5. Peace & development of region
  6. Connectivity/Harmonization/Integration of civilizations
  • Diverse Investment opportunities
  • Industrial Cooperation
  • Financial Cooperation
  • Agricultural Cooperation
  • Tourism
  • Educational linkage
  • Human resource development
  • Health Care
  • People to people contact
  • Increase in livelihood opportunities
  • Enhance Security and stability of the region


The CPEC is an ongoing development mega project which aims to connect Gwadar Port of Pakistan to China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, via a network of highways, railways and pipelines. The economic corridor is considered central to China–Pakistan relations and will run about 2700 km from Gwadar to Kashghar.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and its connectivity with Central Asia, Middle East and Africa will help to shape entire region. Overall construction costs are estimated around $46 billion, with the entire project expected to be completed in several years.

The Corridor is an extension of China’s proposed 21st century Silk Road initiative. This is the biggest overseas investment by China announced so far and the corridor is expected to be operational within three years. The corridor will be a strategic game changer in the region and would go a long way in making Pakistan a richer and stronger entity.

The investment on the corridor will transform Pakistan into a regional economic hub. The corridor will be a confidence booster for investors and attract investment not only from China but other parts of the world as well. Other than transportation infrastructure, the economic corridor will provide Pakistan with telecommunications and energy infrastructure.

The Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform (MPD&R) is the focal Ministry for this engagement whereas its counterpart in China is National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).


  1. Gwadar ( including port and city and Gwadar region socio-economic development)
  2. Energy (Coal, Hydel, Wind, Solar, LNG , Transmission)
  3. Transport Infrastructure (Road, Rail, Aviation)
  4. Investment & Industrial Cooperation (Gwadar Free Zone and other industrial parks to be finalized)
  5. Any other area of interest mutually agreed

Table given below summarizes the number of projects identified so far along with estimated cost under CPEC:

Sr. No. Sector No. of Projects Estimated Cost (Million $)
01 Energy 21 33,793
02 Transport Infrastructure 4 9,784
03 Gwadar 8 792.62


  1. Industrial Cooperation
  2. Financial Cooperation
  3. Agricultural Cooperation
  4. Tourism
  5. Educational linkage
  6. Human resource development
  7. Health Care
  8. People to people contact
  9. Increase in livelihood opportunities
  10. Enhance Security and stability of the region


BOI is an active member of working group on Industrial parks/ special economic zones of the CPEC which is mandated to identify potential feasible sites for consideration by Joint Working Group. BOI, in consultation with all stakeholders, has identified potential sites in all provinces from Khunjrab to Gwadar to establish Special Economic Zones alongside the corridor. Each economic zone will target specific products and services based on the availability of local raw material, work force and other such factors. Establishment of these zones will attract local & foreign investments and generate huge employment.


The Board of Investment (BOI), being central facilitation point for all investors, has been entrusted to promote and facilitate investment including CPEC projects.

BOI provides assistance throughout the investment cycle. Investor Facilitation Centre’s have been established in Islamabad and all provincial capitals to facilitate local and foreign investors. BOI as a focal point provides information and assistance for speedy materialization of investment projects.

Apart from facilitating projects, BOI’s role is also important in the context of visa facilitation and opening up of branch offices and liaison offices of entities. Permission of BOI is mandatory for opening of branch or liaison office in Pakistan. BOI also recommends Work Visas to expatriates working in foreign and local companies in Pakistan.

BOI’s role is crucial for materialization and sustainability of the projects being started and to be started under CPEC. BOI welcomes Chinese and other local and foreign investors interested to invest in the country under CPEC or any other initiative.