China Pakistan Economic corridor is a complete
set of compassionate initiatives and plans. To include linking of regions,
information network infrastructure, energy collaboration, industrial parks,
agricultural growths, poverty mitigation, tourism, financial assistance and
also improved living standards for the people of Pakistan. It also encompasses
local bodies infrastructure, education, public health segment and an improved
level of communication. Shared affection between the masses is also of immense
importance as this all result in thousands of new ventures and loads of new
jobs across the state. Through CPEC, China would develop its trade and
transport relations and enhance economic impacts around Central and South Asia.
Gwadar port would be epicentre of the project.
Keeping the overhead text in purview and
the points examined few recommendations from my side are as following:
Painting of True Perspective and Image: To date, the Government of Pakistan had
not rendered incapable to present the CPEC in its true perspective, neither
domestically nor globally, which is leading to confusion and apprehensions. An
Image is required to be painted by government about all the efforts and
contributions being made.
Assembly of Enhanced Automobiles: It
is widely believed that at least 105,000 additional HGVs (Heavy Goods Vehicles)
would be compulsory for transportation of construction resources. Investment in
this particular sector is vital and that too well ahead of the project’s peak burden
demands, if not, then the prices of load transportation would escalate, putting
Pakistani exports at a competitive disadvantage. Better equipped automobile
industry is need of the hour.
Training of Manpower: For the benefit of this project we need to
train our manpower. This can be achieved by attaining the assistance of the
Chinese tech advice. Moreover the Pakistanis working abroad may be called by
offering lucrative pay and privileges.
Positive Role of Media: Positive role by media can resolve many
issues and can augment the efforts of the government. A real and positive picture of this project
must be shown to the people to pursue leaders to head on the same platform.
This would also increase the morale of the masses.
Proactive Foreign Office: Our foreign office has to be very
proactive to deal efficiently with the demanding job ahead. Foreign office
should try to get the membership of both SCO and BRICKS, which would serve as a
platform to resolve many issues. Furthermore we should also have cordial
relations with CAR States, Gulf States and ASEAN States as these all states would
be directly involved in this project; one way or the other.
Provincial Harmony: “United we stand divided we fall”,
this saying would be the decisive factor in the success of CPEC project.
Grievances of provinces must be resolved at all costs as this brings harmony
and patriotism. Moreover the provincial assembly be briefed by the experts on
the impact of the decision taken.
An Org for Maintenance:
The essence of project would die down or would have the short term effects if
we fail to maintain what we would construct. So, there is a need to have
outfits which should look after the infrastructure. These organizations /
outfits should fulfil followings criteria:-
Induction of manpower in these org should
be on merit.
The entire infrastructure i.e. roads,
railway, dry ports, Gwadar port should be supervised by the separate org, with
manpower having expertise in respective fields.
These organizations should be auditable. It
involves development of port, road and railway infrastructure, dry ports, economic
zones and power sector. The upkeep and maintenance of all this would surely be
a challenge that needs to be addressed as and when it arises.