90pc local people employed on 6 mega projects under CPEC

KARACHI: Six mega infrastructure development projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) doled out more jobs to locals than foreigners, a study revealed.

The Chinese surpassed by Pakistanis in terms of getting the jobs and this fact brushed aside the impression that Chinese would hijack the jobs created under various projects.

The CPEC Center of Excellence collected data of job creation and employment of locals and foreigners from six infrastructure projects: KKH Phase II (Thakot -Havelian Section, Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur and Lahore-Multan Section), Up gradation of D.I Khan (Yarik-Hakla) Phase I to V, Faisalabad-Multan Motorway (M4) (Package II and III) and E-35 Expressway also known as Hazara Motorway, which are situated in different regions of Pakistan. It showed ninety percent locals were employed in these mega projects as compared to seven percent Chinese.

Published in Business Recorder, 24th June, 2018