PM wants to learn urban planning from China
Plans China visit next week to discuss urban development planning: Inaugurates Pak-China Business Investment forum
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Prime Minister Imran Khan said that there was a need to learn a lot from China in countering urban planning issues and Pakistan’s development was linked with the exports and industrial development, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
He also revealed that he was planning his trip to China next week (with subject to the coronavirus situation) to discuss the urban development planning.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was addressing to the launching ceremony of Pak-China Business Investment Forum in Islamabad. China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong also addressed the investment ceremony.
Khan said money laundering has become a prime problem for developing countries. PM Khan said his government has been taking steps for more foreign investment along with the ease of doing business to attract more investment in less time.
Imran Khan also cited Turkey as an example of carrying out development with increasing its exports.
Citing examples of Lahore, PM Khan said that Pakistan cities were expanding.
Imran Khan said Pakistan can learn from China to preserve land for food security.
Imran Khan also stressed for using modern technology to resolve the urban issues as Pak cities are rapidly being urbanized. The premier also expressed his displeasure over failing to control the pollution.
Pak-China Business Investment Forum has been formed with the collaboration of Board of Investment Pakistan and All Pakistan Chinese Enterprises. This is aimed at increasing Chinese companies' investment in Pakistan and promotion of business to business industrial cooperation.
The forum consists of 18 Chinese and 19 Pakistani companies.
Following the participation of over 70 companies in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Conference held in March last year, it was agreed to establish a business forum with the cooperation of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan and the Board of Investment to enhance business to business cooperation.
The objective of the forum is to promote sustainable investment and export industry and development of modern technology in Pakistan.