From December 9 to 14, CDI delegation led by Dr. Qu Jian, Vice President of CDI, went on a field trip to Pakistan for a feasibility study on China Special Economic Zone Dhabeji, which is part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). In the meetings with the government of Sindh, Pakistani consultancies, Chinese investors and Chinese Consulate-General in Karachi, CDI delegates conducted the feasibility study on establishing a special economic zone in Sindh, Pakistan.
CPEC is high on the agenda of the Belt and Road Initiative. Having improved road, rail and air transportation, CPEC now shifts to boost the project of special economic zones which will bring industry and investment to Pakistan. Motivated by the success story of Shenzhen, Pakistan will establish nine special economic zones.